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Gen Bajwa Says Pakistan Ready for Any Unforeseen Eventuality

Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said Pakistan was ready for any unforeseen eventuality, as he visited troops on forward posts along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Dawatoi in North Waziristan tribal district, reported Geo News.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief was briefed about progress on border fencing, sanitisation operation, socioeconomic development projects and the rehabilitation of temporarily displaced persons (TDPs).

Dawatoi is the same area where three Pakistani soldiers were martyred and seven injured on May 1, as around 60 to 70 terrorists from across the border had attacked the security forces fencing the border.

During his visit on Saturday, Gen Bajwa appreciated the high morale of the troops and their contributions for bringing about stability in the area.

“While Pakistan continues to play its positive role towards success of Afghan reconciliation process and peace in the region, we also stay ready for any unforeseen eventuality. For this Pakistan is solidifying border through fencing, construction of new forts and posts and increase in strength of FC troops to effectively manage the border,” the ISPR quoted the army chief as saying.

“Similarly, we continue to maintain required state of alertness and preparedness on our eastern border,” he said.

Gen Bajwa said although Pakistan was still facing challenges, “but not as much as we have passed through in the recent past” and added, “To continue the journey towards the ultimate success, we need to stay patient, determined and united.”

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