Dawatoi, NORTH WAZIRISTAN: , May 18 (APP):Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops on forward posts along Pak-Afghan Border at Dawatoi in North Waziristan on Saturday.
The COAS was briefed about progress on border fencing, sanitisation operation, socio-economic development projects and rehabilitation of TDPs, said a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

This is the area where due to cross border terrorist attack from Afghanistan on fencing party, three Pakistan Army soldiers had embraced martyrdom on May 1.

The Army Chief appreciated high morale of troops and their contributions for bringing about stability in the area. While Pakistan continues to play its positive role towards success of Afghan reconciliation process and peace in the region, we also stay ready for any unforeseen eventuality, he said.

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He said for this Pakistan was solidifying border through fencing, construction of new forts and posts and increase in strength of Frontier Corps troops to effectively manage the border. Similarly, we continue to maintain required state of alertness and preparedness on our Eastern Border, he said.

“There are still challenges facing Pakistan but not as much as we have passed through in recent past. To continue the journey towards ultimate success we need to stay patient, determined and united”, the COAS concluded.