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December 1, 2016
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Gen. Bajwa says defence, security of Pak his ultimate objective as COAS

Gen. Bajwa says defence, security of Pak his ultimate objective as COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that war against terrorism will continue with focused approach and it will be taken to its logical conclusion till total elimination of terrorism from Pakistani soil.

On his first visit to field formations, after taking over command of Pakistan Army, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar and North Wazirastan Agency on Wednesday.

According to Inter Services Public Relations, at Corps HQ, newly appointed Army Chief was given detailed briefing about prevailing security situation in KPK, FATA and Malakand Division, ongoing stabilization and combing operations, progress of return of TDPs and continuing development works.

Later, COAS visited North Waziristan where he was briefed by local formation commander on security situation in the Agency, resettlement phase of TDPs and inspected reconstruction work on ground.

“We will continue to move ahead of the gains already made so far.” Paying tribute to brave tribes, Officers and men of Army, FC, levies and police, Gen. Bajwa vowed that no terrorists of any hue will ever be allowed to come back.

Defence and security of Pakistan against external and internal threat will remain his ultimate objective as Chief of Army Staff, he emphasised.

He also stressed the need for expediting pace of new raising of FC wings to enhance an effective Pak-Afghan border management.

He said TDPs return should be completed within stipulated time, and they should be assisted in all ways to resettle respectfully.

Earlier, at Peshawar COAS was received by Lt Gen Hidayat ur Rehman, Corps Comd 11 Corps who also accompanied him to North Waziristan.

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