COAS visits operation area along Pakistan Afghan border

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Pak-Afghan border in Chaman remains closed on sixth day

ISLAMABAD, Aug 19 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited front line troops busy in operations along Pak Afghan Border in Khyber Agency.

The COAS was given detailed briefing by Operational commander on Progress of Operations and gains consolidated so far, ISPR stated.

Showing satisfaction over the progress of operation, the COAS appreciated the highest state of morale and professionalism shown in fighting terrorists of
various organisations hiding in the most rugged terrain.

Clearance of mountain passes in Rajgal despite this being the
most treacherous terrain where terrorists were entrenched on the high mountain passes to stay both sides of the border, is a manifestation of Pakistan’s commitment to check cross border movement and will go a long way in helping initiative of Border Management.

The COAS directed enhanced vigilance and pro active approach to stop any type of movement of terrorists.

Talking to troops, the COAS said that the nation and valiant
Army had paid a huge price to fight 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.

Earlier, on arrival on the front lines, the COAS was received
by Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Hidayat Ur Rehman.