Supremacy of law will be second to none: COAS

PESHAWAR Aug 06: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that with full backing of the nation we are heading towards a normalised Pakistan where the writ of state and supremacy of law would be second to none and where every Pakistani whether in cities, tribal or far-flung areas will be able to play his/her positive and rightful part in Pakistan’s progress.

The COAS expressed these views during a visit to Rajgal Valley, Khyber Agency, on Saturday. The Army chief was given detailed briefing on progress of Operation Khyber 4 in which forces have cleared over 90 per cent of the objective area.

General Bajwa appreciated professionalism of the participating troops, including support of Pakistan Air Force in skillful targeting of the terrorists’ strongholds minimising own casualties.

On completion of this operation, Khyber Agency would be free of terrorists’ influence thereby providing environment for return of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs) and development prong to proceed.

Talking to officers and troops at the occasion, the COAS thanked Allah Almighty for His blessings which enabled the Pakistan Army to come up to the expectations of the nation in achievements against terrorism and militancy in the country.

Earlier, Commander Peshawar Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt and IGFC KP North Major General Shaheen Mazhar Mehmood, Commander Khyber 4 operation received the Army chief on arrival in operational area.