RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of control (LOC) in Kel Sector and forward post at Sharda, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said on Friday.

General Officer Commanding Murree Major General Azhar Abbas briefed him on the situation along LOC and Cease Fire Violations (CFVs) by India in recent months. COAS was also apprised regarding Army’s support to ongoing Housing and Population Census.

According to ISPR, COAS appreciated the state of operational preparedness and response to CFVs.

He said that Indian propaganda regarding the presence of miscreants along LOC is aimed at spreading unrest in Azad Jammu & Kashmir (AJ&K), which will never succeed.

“People of AJ&K are fully aware of Indian atrocities in Indian Held Kashmir (IHK) and Indian agendas”, he added.

He said that Pakistan Army shall continue to ensure protection and security of people along LOC. He also directed to ensure progress and development work in the area in coordination with AJ&K government.

Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.