ISLAMABAD, Oct 31 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel
Sharif on Monday attended the golden jubilee celebrations of Frontier
Works Organisation (FWO) at Thalian, near Islamabad toll plaza on
FWO has played central role in spearheading army’s contribution in
all nation building efforts.
He said that over the years, FWO has developed into a strategic
organization with tremendous capability to deliver projects of national significance.
In addition to numerous hydel and mining projects, construction of
KKH, Central Trade Corridor through Waziristan to Afghanistan, Coastal Highway and now over 1000 kms CPEC roads are some of their signature projects.
Going into inaccessible areas to connect the remotest parts of
the country with mainland, highest quality work in least time have
been its hallmark.
COAS congratulated them on accomplishing the unthinkable and
vowed for whole army to continue working for security and prosperity
of the country.
COAS paid tributes to 1300 officers and soldiers of FWO for laying down their lives during executions of various national projects since their raising in 1966.
Earlier on arrival at Thalian COAS was received by Lt Gen Khalid Asghar, Engineer in Chief and Major General Muhammad Afzal, DG FWO.