Army won’t leave border areas till terrorists defeated: Kayani
RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Friday that the Pakistan Army units deployed on the border areas near Afghanistan will not leave till all terrorists are defeated and smooth transition of responsibility to civil administration has taken place.
During his visit to Panakot, Dir, the army chief said the Pakistan Army was committed to bringing peace and development to the area, says an ISPR press release. General Kayani praised the high morale and sense of sacrifice of the Army officers and men.
He also met the local elders and thanked them for their support, emphasising the need for enduring partnership between Army and local population for bringing complete normalcy in the area.
The COAS was briefed about the latest situation in Dir, with particular emphasis on measures being adopted against the threat posed by miscreants operating from safe havens across the border. On arrival, the COAS was received by Commander Peshawar Corps, Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani and other senior officers.