COAS vows to defend country against external, internal threats

08:04 PM | 30 Nov, 2016
COAS vows to defend country against external, internal threats
RAWALPINDI - Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa says defence and security of Pakistan against external and internal threats will remain his ultimate objective as Chief of Army Staff.

He was speaking to troops in North Waziristan today in his first visit to field formations after taking over command of Pakistan Army.

The Army Chief said the war against terrorism will continue with the focused approach, and it will be taken to its logical conclusion. We will continue to move ahead of the gains already made so far.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa stressed the need for expediting the pace of new raising of FC wings to enhance an effective Pak-Afghan border management.

He said the temporarily displaced persons' return should be completed within stipulated time, and they should be assisted in all ways to resettle respectfully.

Earlier, the Chief of Army Staff visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar. He was given detailed briefing about prevailing security situation in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, FATA and Malakand Division, ongoing stabilisation and combing operations, progress in return of TDPs and continuing development works.