RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif visited field formations deployed in Waziristan on Tuesday .
While talking to the troops, he commended their professional commitment and paid rich tributes to them for their sacrifices in bringing peace and normalcy to the troubled regions.
COAS reviewed the progress of mega and micro projects of socio economic significance, being undertaken by the Army, and appreciated them for quality of work and timely completion.
He particularly mentioned the construction of Central Trade Corridor, a 714-kilometre road network, linking Pakistan’s Indus Highway and Waziristan agencies with the Afghan Ring Road, which is already beginning to bring great economic dividend to the local residents of the region.
The COAS visited other community development schemes in health, education, water and power projects, as part of successful programs for rehabilitation of the people.
Later the COAS visited recently established Cadet College Spinkai Raghzai and lauded the college administration for the standard of education and administration being maintained.
Talking to Cadets, he said that these education projects completed by the Army, would go a long way to groom a new generation of young Pakistanis from such remote areas and integrate them in the national mainstream.
Appreciating the determination and steadfastness of the troops and locals, COAS emphasized that together the whole nation has rejected the misplaced ideology of the terrorists, who have clearly lost their cause already and are being marginalized.
He reiterated Pakistan Army’s continued whole hearted support for tribal brethren under all circumstances.