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Press Release

Rawalpindi- February 02 2017

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Lahore Garrison. On arrival, COAS laid floral wreath at Yadgar - e - Shuhada.

COAS was briefed in details about operational preparedness and other matters at Corps HQ and HQ Pak Rangers Punjab. COAS expressed his satisfaction on operational readiness and appreciated Punjab Rangers' response to ongoing Cease Fire Violations (CFV) along Working Boundary (WB) by Indian troops.

Later, COAS addressed officers and troops of Lahore Garrison. Taking them on board about prevailing security environment, COAS highlighted its challenges for the Army. He said that Pak Army and Pakistan Rangers Punjab have played an important role for reduction in the internal security threats as well as effective response along WB. COAS said that nation acknowledges and fully supports Pak Army's contributions in our fight against terrorism and militancy. 'We shall always come up to the expectations of the people of Pakistan who are our real strength" he said.

Talking about Indian provocations along Line of Control (LOC) and WB, COAS said that India is trying to divert world's attention from its atrocities against innocent Kashmiris in Held Kashmir. "Pak Army and Rangers are fully prepared for befitting response to any misadventure from across" he pledged.

Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Lt Gen Sad,' Ali, Commander Lahore Corps.

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