Army chief

Pak Army will come up to nation’s expectations: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday said the Pakistan Army would come up to nation’s expectations.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief visited a training area near Pabbi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to witness closing ceremony of Pakistan Army Team Spirit (PATS) competition.

Speaking on the occasion,  the army chief said:”Unflinching faith of entire Pakistani nation on our armed forces is our real asset and we will inshallah always come upto the expectations”.

He said the army has to be in the best physical and mental fitness for robust and prompt response, adding that spirit of sacrifice and patriotism makes army the most formidable force in the face of adversity.

The ISPR said competition was held in mountainous terrain near Mangla from 31st Mar to 4th Apr. Apart from team from all the Corps of Pakistan Army , Sri Lankan Army Team also participated in the competition.

Over dozen officers from six countries including China, Saudi Arabia , Sri Lanka, Kazakistan and Maldives also came to attend the competition as observers.

“Team Spirit Competition was aimed at testing Survival Skills and Physical Endurance spread over 72 hours which included 23 field events. A very intense set of physical activities in the shortest time test the physical limits of the participants,” the statement said.

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