Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday visited troops on forwarding posts along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at North Waziristan tribal district, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
According to the military’s media wing, the army chief was briefed about progress on border fencing, sanitisation operation, socio-economic development projects and the rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs).
During his visit on Saturday, Gen Bajwa appreciated the high morale of the troops and their contributions for bringing about stability in the area.
“While Pakistan continues to play its positive role towards the success of Afghan reconciliation process and peace in the region, we also stay ready for any unforeseen eventuality. For this Pakistan is solidifying border through fencing, construction of new forts and posts and increase in strength of FC troops to effectively manage the border,” ISPR quoted the army chief as saying.