Newly-appointed Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Asim Munir, on his maiden visit to Karachi, paid homage to the nation’s founder and visited the mausoleum of Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement on Wednesday.
According to the ISPR, the military's media wing, the COAS also laid a floral wreath and offered fateha at the Quaid's tomb.
The army chief, during his visit to the metropolitan, also visited the corps headquarters where he was briefed on operational, security and other matters of the formation including assistance to civil administration during the recent catastrophic flooding in Sindh, particularly its rural areas.
The COAS appreciated the army and Rangers' troops for their operational preparedness and for contributing their services for the relief, rescue and rehabilitation of flood during the time of calamity.
Gen Munir praised them for reaching out to Sindh's flood-stricken population during unprecedented flooding in the province.
The army chief commended the formation, allied organisations, and law enforcement agencies for maintaining a safe and secure environment in the province, particularly across Karachi.
Upon his arrival, General Munir was received by Corps Commander Karachi Lieutenant General Muhammad Saeed.
This is Gen Munir's first visit to Karachi following his appointment as the country's new army chief. He was handed over the command of the military by General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa in a ceremony held at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on November 29.
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