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June 5, 2015

Students imparted training on arms handling

Lahore

 
June 5, 2015

A group of 150 students and faculty members from a university spent a day out with Pakistan Army at Lahore Garrison.
The day-long programme, was specifically organised to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army, its organisation operational preparedness and defence capability – A programme ‘Know your Army,’ has been exclusively initiated for the youth on instructions of Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif.
Later, the students witnessed a demonstration by Quick Reaction Force to combat terrorists and commended the agility and fighting capability of the elements of Light Commando Battalion. They were also imparted technical know how in weapon handling and small arms firing skills. The students visited the forward defensive locations and commended the professionalism, dedication and resolve of army officers and Jawans in defending the motherland. The day-long programme culminated with flag-lowering ceremony at Pak-India joint checkpoint at Wagah. The students were thrilled by smart turnout and bearing combined with immaculate drills by troops of Pakistan Rangers. They were captivated by highly charged crowd at the venue, chanting full throated slogans of Pakistan Zindabad. On the conclusion of visit, the students thanked the Army high command for arranging such a splendid and informative visit for them. —ISPR

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