Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa
Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa Image Credit: Supplied

Dawatoi, North Waziristan: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited troops on forward posts — along the country’s border with Afghanistan — at Dawatoi, in North Waziristan on Saturday.

The army chief was briefed about progress on border fencing, sanitisation operations, socioeconomic development projects and rehabilitation of Temporarily Displaced Persons, said a press release issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

This is the area where, due to cross-border militant attacks from Afghanistan on fencing party, three Pakistan Army soldiers died on May 1.

The army chief appreciated the 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.

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 army chief concluded.