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Press Release

Rawalpindi- June 26, 2017

General Qamar Javed Baiwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited injured of Ahmad Pur East incident at Nishtar Hospital Multan. Vice Chancellor Nishtar Medical University and Incharge Bum Centre Nishtar hospital updated COAS on their treatment. COAS appreciated role and efforts of 'first responders to the tragic incident including civil administration, motorway and Punjab police, locals of the area and hospitals' staff. He said crises management is a joint national responsibility and Army performs its duty in aid of civil administration. He assured civil administration of Army's continued full support in taking best care of the victims. COAS said that leaming from such avoidable incidents there is a requirement to have national public awareness campaign to safeguard against recurrence. Later, COAS met families of Army Shuhadas at Multan Garrison. COAS lauded their great sacrifices and said that nation is proud of them. COAS said that nothing is more sacred than laying one's life for the country. Commander Multan Corps Lieutenant General Sarfraz Sattar accompanied COAS during the visit.