This task, he said, was made possible through tireless efforts and commitment of the government. "Our commitment towards the completion of CPEC is visible," he added.
While mentioning sacrifices during the operation Zarb-e-Azb, he said the evil nexus perpetuating terrorism had to be broken. "We have to take action against crimes of corruption, and facilitators and financiers of terrorism."
He said 22,000 civilians and 5,000 law enforcement personnel, including police, Rangers and FC Jawans lost their lives in acts of terrorism and 48,000 received crippling injuries.
The Army Chief said he was fully confident that the youth would carry forward the mission of peace and prosperity.
"The way youth welcomed me I want to tell them that Pakistan Army is your army. Army is working for the wellbeing of the nation," he said.
He urged youth to never compromise on its dignity and honour as "You have a lot of potential to take this region forward."
General Raheel Sharif announced start of work on a technical institute which will have capacity to train 350 students and in future upto 800 students.
A modern medical city will also be established for providing health facilities to patients including cardiac patients besides provision of medical educational facility, he said.
He said a campus of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) would also be established in Gilgit while uplift of Jaglot-Skardu road would also be undertaken.
Later, he interacted with the youth of Karakoram International University.
Chief Minister Gilgit Baltistan Hafiz Hafeezur Rehman, members of the special committee on CPEC and parliamentarians attended the seminar organized by the government of Gilgit Baltistan and Karakoram International University jointly.