RAWALPINDI: Brushing aside the impression about capability of Pakistan’s armed forces in countering terrorism and militancy, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Friday said the military was fully capable to protect integrity and sovereignty of the country.
“Let there be no doubt that Pakistan’s armed forces are battle hardened and fully capable to counter any internal or external threat posed to the integrity and sovereignty of our beloved country,” he said while interacting with the troops at FC headquarters in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) appreciated the spirit and high morale of the troops and said that the entire nation acknowledged sacrifices rendered by security forces in the war on terror as part of national effort to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from Pakistan. General Raheel Sahrif assured them that these sacrifices will not go in vain.
Recounting successes of the security forces in various operations against terrorists, he lauded the efforts and determination of all troops and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) who cleared the militancy-hit areas, with the help of local population and support of the entire nation.
“We are fully prepared to confront any challenge in future as well,” the COAS reaffirmed.
Earlier on his arrival in Peshawar, the army chief was received by Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani and Inspector General Frontier Corps KP Major General Ghayur Mahmood.
General Raheel Sharif was also briefed by the IG FC regarding ongoing operations in various parts of FATA and the province.