Rawalpindi- Chief Of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said Pakistan Army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and will resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride.
He expressed these views during his visit to Headquarters of Special Service Group (SSG) at Ghazi Base, Tarbela today. He paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of the SSG soldiers and officers and acknowledged their tremendous success while fighting against terrorists. He said, Pakistan Army takes pride in our brave and battle hardened Special Services Group who is ranked among the top elite forces of the world. Given the specialized nature of their employment in the most sensitive, complex and challenging environment, COAS praised them for their outstanding professional skills. Speaking to SSG officers and soldiers, COAS said, Pakistan Army never has and never will shy away from rendering any sacrifice in ensuring a formidable defense and security of the motherland. Drawing its strength from national support, with its characteristic coherence and resilience, Pakistan Army has contributed immensely towards national security and nation building and will continue to deliver on its mission. While our country is faced with multiple internal and external challenges, Pakistan Army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and will resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride, the COAS said while responding to the concerns of soldiers on undue criticism of the Institution in recent days. Earlier on arrival, he was received by GOC SSG, Maj Gen Abid Rafiq.