RAWALPINDI June 24, (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited National Defence University, and addressed participants of the course.

His address focused on professional matters, internal and external security situation of the country and his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region.

Addressing the course participants, the COAS emphasised Pakistan’s
resolve and determination to confront global phenomenon of
terrorism and extremism and cleanse Pakistan of this menace.

He said during operation Zarb-e-Azb, Pakistani nation had emerged
as the most resilient nation of the world.

Dilating upon the progress in concluding phase of kinetic prong
of Operation Zarb-e-Azb, he explained how we had transited from hard
core kinetic operations to intelligence based operations and now
combing operations.

He said that defeated terrorists and their sympathizers inland and abroad were now frustrated and going for softer targets.

Remaining steadfast and with an enhanced awareness and participation, we as a nation must pursue the national objective of zero presence of terrorists and total peace at any cost.

The COAS said, “The contours of future war are fast changing. While
our enemies are stoking terrorism to demoralize us and destabilize
our country, we are united, fully determined and capable of defeating their nefarious designs. Pakistan is opposed to using proxies against other countries and will also not allow any other country to use proxies against Pakistan.”

Earlier on arrival at NDU, the COAS was received by President
NDU Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt.