COAS interacted with troops at Suran and Kalaya. He hailed their high morale, operational preparedness and effective response to recent cross border terrorists attacks. He appreciated killing of 5 terrorists including high value terrorist Duran in recent IBO and greatly valued shahadat of Major Mudassar and two soldiers during the operation. General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that he is proud of great sacrifices made by security forces and people of Pakistan in the effort to clean our country from these fasaadis.
COAS said that fencing on Pak-Afg Border has commenced and for this border areas in Bajaur and Mohmand agencies are first priority being high threat zones. Additional technical surveillance means are also being deployed along the border besides regular air surveillance. He said that Pak Army shall employ all resources required for defence of our beloved motherland and safety / security of peace loving Pakistani tribes.
COAS said that efforts are in hand to evolve a bilateral border security mechanism with Afghan authorities. A better managed, secure and peaceful border is in mutual interest of both brotherly countries who have given phenomenal sacrifices in war against terrorism. COAS said that mainstreaming of FATA is in the best national interest. Development works are also being implemented expeditiously to bring enduring peace and stability in the area.