Peshawar: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff visited Mohmand Agency, FATA today. COAS was given detailed briefing about progress of stabilization operations including the ongoing development projects by Army Engineers.
While speaking to officers and men on this occasion, COAS appreciated their professionalism, dedication and the sacrifices in fighting terrorism and bringing stability in Mohmand Agency.
COAS emphasized on the need to follow a comprehensive and uniform reconstruction and rehabilitation policy across FATA after areas have been cleared of terrorists. He expressed hope that such projects will help root out terrorism on long term basis by providing education and economic opportunities to the youth.
Appreciating the tribal brethren for playing a significant role in expelling terrorists from their area, COAS reiterated that We will never abandon these areas without fully restoring them to functional normalcy.
Referring to recently launched sanitization operations by Afghan National Army in area opposite Mohmand and Bajaur, COAS hoped that such measures would help check cross border terrorism incidents and underlined the need to further enhance border coordination.
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