COAS express satisfaction over pace of operations against terrorists

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Says clearance of treacherous Rajgal mountain passes is manifestation of Pak’s commitment to check cross border movement

Expressing satisfaction over the pace of the military operation against the terrorists, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif lauded the professionalism of the security personnel engaged in the operations against the terrorists hiding in the most rugged of terrain.

According to an ISPR press release, the Army Chief gave these during his visit to the troops busy in operations along the Pak-Afghan Border in the Khyber Agency, during which he was also given detailed briefing by operational commander on progress of operations and gains consolidated so far.

COAS General Raheel Sharif said that the clearance of mountain passes in Rajgal, despite it being the most treacherous terrain where terrorists were entrenched on the high mountain passes to stay on both sides of the border, is a manifestation of Pakistan’s commitment to check cross-border movement.

He directed enhanced vigilance and proactive approach to stop any type of movement of terrorists. While talking to troops, the army chief said that the nation and valiant army had paid a huge price in the fight against terrorism.

“We will commit all efforts to clear all remote pockets and sleeper cells of terrorists till their total elimination from anywhere in the country,” the COAS said.

The army chief was received on the frontline by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat Ur Rehman.

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