Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated the resolve of the Pakistan Army to fight against terrorism till elimination of the menace from the country. He was visiting Corp headquarters in country’s western province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Gen Bajwa visited the Corps Headquarters, Peshawar, on Friday where he was given a detailed briefing on the prevailing security situation, progress on development works in newly merged tribal districts, and Pak-Afghan border fencing.
He also paid tribute to the sacrifices of brave tribesmen, officers and soldiers of the army, FC, Levies, Khasadar, and police and other law enforcement agencies. Gen Bajwa also vowed that the sacrifices of martyrs would not go in vain and complete peace would return to the country.
He praised security forces for providing an enabling environment for the completion of socio-economic development projects in the newly merged tribal districts, vital for enduring stability and sustainable progress of the region.
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On arrival at the Corps Headquarters, Gen Bajwa was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Faiz Hamid.
The visit to Peshawar HQ came at a time when country is facing turbulent Afghanistan on its western border. The Taliban takeover of the country has sent waves of refugees to neighboring countries, especially Pakistan. Meanwhile, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan is already grieving as a country has been blocked from receiving any foreign aid soon after the Taliban Takeover.
Although, aid has been flowing now in the country through various aid organizations and United Nations efforts to avoid a humanitarian crisis. Meanwhile, Pakistan and other Muslim countries have been struggling to send financial help through OIC. Pakistan has been key in rallying the world to come to aid Afghan people during the harsh winter season in the country.
Pakistan has also been worried about increased security threats stemming from Afghanistan as Baloch separatists, TTP and ISKP have increased attacks inside the country.