SWAT – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that the Army will continue to play its role in bringing enduring peace and security of Swat.

Addressing a ceremony here in Swat on Friday, COAS said a new era of development will begin in Swat with inauguration of the army cantonment.

The Army Chief paid his gratitude to the people of Swat for their valiant stand against the reign of terror and standing alongside the security forces to throw terrorists out of the valley forever.

He said establishment of cantonment in Swat will act as a deterrent for terrorists, boost the confidence of all law-enforcement agencies and help bring permanent sense of security with readily available force to counter any threat to peace in the area.

He said the Cantt will also contribute to local socio-economic development of the area.