RAWALPINDI, Oct 30 (APP): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General
Raheel Sharif on Friday reiterated that any threat to the sovereignty
and territorial integrity of Saudi Arabia would evoke a strong response
from Pakistan.
He made the remarks while meeting the participating troops
during his visit to National Counter-Terrorism Center, Pabbi near
Jhelum where he witnessed the culmination of Pak-Saudi Joint
Training Exercise Al-Shihab, said an ISPR press release here.
General Raheel Sharif said Pakistan and Saudi Arabia
enjoyed strong and brotherly relations having a long history of
deep-rooted cooperation.
He appreciated their dedication, motivation and
He said the exercise signified the joint effort of the
two nations against terrorism and “Insha’Allah we will defeat this
menace in all its forms and manifestations.”
Al-Shihab (exercise) focused on counter-terrorism training of
the special operation forces of Pakistan and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
which included cordon and search operations, airdropping and
heli-lifting of special forces for operations against terrorists
and their hideouts.
A six-member high level Saudi military delegation headed by
General Mufleh Bin Saleem Al-Otaibi, Commander Special Forces of
Saudi Arabia, was also present on the occasion.
Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Lieutenant
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Inspector General Training and