General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Rajgal valley, Khyber Agency on August 5, 2017. COAS was given detailed briefing on progress of Operation Khyber IV in which forces have cleared over 90% of the objective area. COAS appreciated professionalism of the participating troops including support of PAF in skillful targeting of the terrorists' strongholds minimising own casualties. On completion of this operation, Khyber Agency would be free of terrorists' influence thereby providing safe environment for return of TDPs and development prong to proceed.
Talking to officers and troops at the occasion, COAS thanked Allah for His blessings which enabled Pakistan Army to come up to the expectations of the nation in achievements against terrorism and militancy in the country. He said that with full backing of the nation we are heading towards a normalized Pakistan where writ of state and supremacy of law would be second to none and where every Pakistani whether in cities, tribal or far flung areas will be able to play a positive and rightful part in Pakistan's progress.
Earlier, Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and IGFC KP North Major General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, Commander Operation Khyber IV received the COAS on arrival in operational area.
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