Defence day: Sustained focus of nation wanted to remove terrorism, says Military Chief

Army Chief Raheel SharifMilitary Chief Raheel Sharif addresses internally displaced civilians throughout a ceremony to mark the Defence Day in Bannu, close to the North Waziristan border, on September 6, 2014.

Chief of Military Employees Normal Raheel Sharif reiterated on Saturday that elimination of terrorism was a nationwide enterprise and solely with sustained focus of the complete nation, can collectively accomplish the target of a terror free Pakistan.

In accordance with a launch from the Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR), the Military chief visited troops stationed in Mir Ali, North Waziristan Company to have a good time Defence Day.

Gen Sharif expressed his satisfaction over the achievements and progress made up to now in Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He acknowledged the sacrifices and valour of the troopers, whereas appreciating the contribution of the aviation and intelligence models.

The military chief emphasised that the operation will remove terrorists from these areas and from throughout the nation, adopted by full rehabilitation of the affected areas. The COAS additionally directed that terrorists and their associates shouldn’t be allowed to return to areas as soon as these are cleared by the safety forces.

He appreciated the wounded and those that have misplaced their lives whereas battling terrorism.

The military chief directed that pre-emptive sweeping operations in main cities by particular built-in safety groups will proceed to kill and apprehend terrorists.

The military chief additionally visited an IDP camp at Baka Khel in Bannu.

CJCSC hosts reception on Defence Day

The Chairman Joint Chiefs of Employees Committee Normal Rashad Mahmood hosted a reception on Saturday commemorate Defence Day of Pakistan on the Joint Employees Headquarters. President of Pakistan Mamnoon Hussain was the chief visitor.

Whereas addressing the viewers, the President stated that “it’s a Day once we pay homage to our heroes and gallant sons from Armed Forces who’ve remained steadfast and confirmed us the trail of honour and glory by rendering final sacrifices. Our courageous officers and troopers alongside proud folks of Pakistan have set unprecedented examples of heroism and resilience of their combat towards militancy. The sacrifices of Armed Forces in operation Zarb-e-Azb can by no means be forgotten.”

“The nation, conscious of the importance of this operation, acknowledges the position being performed by our Armed Forces. I reiterate our nationwide will and willpower to remove terrorism in any type and manifestation with full may of the state establishments.”

The President additional stated that “We imagine that stronger defence of a rustic deters any aggression. Nonetheless, we yearn for peaceable decision of all excellent points together with the core problem of Jammu and Kashmir with our neighbour; which is able to allow each international locations to focus their energies on assuaging the sufferings of their impoverished peoples.”

On the finish, the President paid wealthy tribute to the officers, troopers, sailors and airmen of Armed Forces for rendering supreme sacrifices throughout totally different hours of nationwide ordeal.

“With the robust resolve of the folks of Pakistan and unwavering help of our Armed Forces we’d have the ability to surpass all of the challenges being confronted by the nation.”

Chairman Senate, Federal Ministers, Providers Chiefs, Ambassadors of assorted international locations in Islamabad and different senior serving civil and navy officers attended the reception.

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