COAS witnesses Af-Pak advanced security measures

COAS witnesses Af-Pak advanced security measures
RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturdy visited Pak-Afg Border areas in Mohmand and Orakzai Agency, wher he was given detailed briefing about border security arrangements, cross border terrorist threat and recent terrorist attacks from across on the Pakistani posts, ISPR reported.

The COAS interacted with troops at Suran and Kalaya. He hailed their high morale, operational preparedness and effective response to recent cross border terrorists attacks.

He appreciated killing of 5 terrorists including high value terrorist Duran in recent IBO and greatly valued shahadat of Major Mudassar and two soldiers during the operation.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that he is proud of great sacrifices made by security forces and people of Pakistan in the effort to clean our country from these fasaadis.

The army chief said that fencing on Pak-Afgan Border has commenced and for this border areas in Bajaur and Mohmand agencies are first priority being high threat zones. 
Additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance.

He said that Pak Army shall employ all resources required for defence of our beloved motherland and safety / security of peace loving Pakistani tribes.

The COAS said that efforts are in hand to evolve a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities.

A better managed, secure and peaceful border is in mutual interest of both brotherly countries who have given phenomenal sacrifices in war against terrorism. COAS said that mainstreaming of FATA is in the best national interest.

Development works are also being implemented expeditiously to bring enduring peace and stability in the area.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt.