QUETTA (Web Desk) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said country’s borders are well guarded, adding that the operation Zarb-e-Azb will achieve its targets soon, local media reported on Sunday.

He said this in his message read out by Corps Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasir Janjua at Youm-e-Shuhuda event held in Quetta on the eve of Defence Day.

General Raheel said September 6 is the day of Pakistan’s dignity. He said the enemy secretly attacked Pakistan 50 years ago and was responded befittingly.

The army chief said that no sacrifice will be denied for the sake of country’s defence.

He said Pakistan is battling with terrorism for the past thirteen years, adding that the operation Zarb-e-Azb has crippled the terrorists.

General Sharif said the internally displaced persons (IDPs) will return to their native areas soon.