Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Siachen and laid wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada of Gyari. He said, “We owe our independence to sacrifices of our shuhada. Nothing is nobler than laying one’s life in defence of the motherland”.
While talking to troops at Goma and Gilgit Sectors, COAS said, “We are all proud to be soldiers of Pakistan and defending it irrespective of terrain or weather difficulties”. He also said, “Despite facing internal security challenges, we are fully prepared for effective response to perpetual threat from the East”.
Later, COAS interacted with notables of Gilgit-Baltistan. COAS assured them that Army is extending full support to all initiatives aimed at ensuring the rights of GB as part of the federation.
Earlier, on arrival at Skardu, COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.
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