Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said army would continue its support to all state institutions for prosperity of Pakistan and its people through selfless devotion and commitment, a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
“The country comes first, self later,” the army chief remarked during his visit to Pano Aqil Garrison where he was briefed on operational preparedness and internal security matters.
Pakistan has come a long way towards success in its efforts against terrorism and militancy, he added. “We shall now consolidate our gains to further strengthening of the state neutralising all negative stimulants.”
Interacting with officers and soldiers, the COAS expressed his satisfaction on their state of preparedness and contributions towards internal security.
He also hailed their performance during recently conducted 6th Population and Housing Census and other internal security tasks.
Earlier, on arrival at the garrison, the army chief was received by Commander Karachi Corps Li-Gen Shahid Baig Mirza and GOC Pano Aqil.