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Press Release

Rawalpindi - September 23 2016

  

Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif visited  National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) located near Kharian  and inaugurated  state of the art features to upgrade its infrastructure to accommodate foreign Armies and our own LEAs' growing demand for training with Pak Army. Addition of new facilities have turned NCTC as the best counter terrorism training facility amongst the contemporary Armies. COAS was briefed by Lt Gen Umar Farooq Durrani, Commader of the strike Corps about various aspects of NCTC and apprised COAS that so far 231000 troops of armed forces and 3483 officers and men of Police  and Civil Armed Forces have been trained at NCTC. He said that beside imparting anti terrorists training at the centre, 5 Joint exercises have also been conducted at NCTC with friendly countries which include China, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Srilanka, Maldives and Turkey. Defence Attache of various countries were also present at the occasions

COAS appreciated all those responsible for imparting training at NCTC with a focused approach in enhancing capacity building of LEAs through quality training making best use of this fully equipped facility.
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General Raheel Sharif  said that Pakistan has been victim of terrorism for over a decade and sacrificed a lot but  we have turned the tide against terrorism primarily due to resilience displayed by the whole Nation and professionalism of our security forces.

COAS while speaking to officers and men said that  let there be no doubt that our valiant armed forces have the capability to counter complete threat spectrum and Inshaallah with the backing of entire nation we will defend each and every inch of our beloved country, no matter what the cost.

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