Gen Raheel visits LoC, exchanges Eid greetings with troops

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday visited troops deployed on front-lines along the Line of Control (LOC) in Kel and Bagh Sectors.

According to ISPR, the army chief greeted them Eid and spent time with them. Gen Raheel said that high morale of troops, operational preparedness and vigilance maintained along the LOC is highly commendable”.

Paying rich tributes to the sacrifices of officers and men of Pakistan Army, the COAS appreciated the soldiers’ spirit of valour, sacrifice and extreme commitment for defence of the motherland.

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Upon his arrival, the army chief was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Malik Zafar Iqbal.

On the first day of Eid, Gen Raheel offered Eid prayers along with other senior military brass in Shawal area and interacted with troops.

The army chief commended the morale and spirit of troops “fighting on the front line to protect their motherland”, said the ISPR statement.

“As consolidation goes on and operational dividends optimised for Pak-Afghan border region, Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil against Afghanistan,” the army chief had said.

Raheel Sharif directed all military commanders, intelligence and law enforcement agencies to take concrete measures against violators. PR