General Sharif visits Bajaur Agency, offers Namaz-e-Eid with troops

BAJAUR AGENCY: Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday celebrated Eidul Azha side by side with personnel of Frontier Corps and army, deployed there for security and different operations.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations, the Army Chief paid a visit to the agency in a move to recognize efforts being made by soldiers and sacrifices rendered by martyrs of law enforcement agencies to make the country secure by fending off extremists hiding there.

The Chief of the Army Staff reviewed progress made in operations relating to law and order situation, border management and reconstruction and rehabilitation.

This is not the first time that the leader of the military who has been hailed as the most revered army general during his tenure by the nation has visited tribal areas battling extremism.

He has celebrated different Eids and events in company of the front line troops in different areas during his tenure.

General Sharif has also paid numerous visits to the injured of terror attacks in different provinces over the course of his tenure.

Army is continuing, since June 2014, the largest military action ever conceived against terror organizations in tribal areas called Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

Over 3,500 militants have been killed while hundreds of hideouts decimated until this month while the operation has entered its last phase.


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