War against terrorism: Ours is collective national victory of a nation, says Army Chief


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Tuesday that the army had dismantled terrorist networks, and dislodged them from their established sanctuaries.

“Ours is collective national victory of a nation so resolute and determined to root out terrorism from our region,” said the COAS according to a statement released by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

Speaking to alumni of South African National Defence College at the Institute of Security Studies, General Raheel highlighted successes during Operation Zarb-e-Azb, noting that Pakistan had rendered unparalleled sacrifices for regional peace.

The army chief, who is currently on an official tour of South Africa, was addressing the alumni on “South Asia security situation and Pakistan’s contributions in war against terrorism.”

He added that Pakistan was the most resilient nation, after having suffered so much of terrorism, was on the rise again.

Earlier on July 6, General Raheel Sharif had discussed matters of mutual interest and bilateral defence ties with his South African counterpart Lieutenant General V R Masondo.

According to an ISPR statement, Gen Sharif, who had arrived in South Africa on a three-day official visit, called on the South African Army Chief at the Army HQs.

General Mosondo lauded the professional prowess and sacrifices of Pakistan Army in successfully fighting terrorists and showed keenness in bolstering mutually beneficial defence ties between both the countries.

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