RAWALPINDI- Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif reiterated that terrorists will be chased and hunted down across the country till their final elimination. General Raheel Sharif stated this while visiting troops on the front lines in North Waziristan Agency today. Talking to valiant troops in the middle of operation in Miranshah, he lauded them for their courage, dedication and high state of morale and expressed his satisfaction over the progress achieved so far since start of the operation. Gen Raheel Sharif commended the entire chain of command for their determined efforts in planning, preparation, mobilization and execution of the operation. General Raheel Sharif once again emphasized on the officers and men to eliminate all local and foreign terrorists and their sanctuaries. Alluding to the end objective, COAS affirmed that terrorists will be chased and hunted down across the country till their final elimination. Army Chief acknowledged and appreciated the support of the entire nation and avowed that “Insha Allah with unflinching national resolve and clear direction, we will accomplish our mission and rid Pakistan of the scourge of terrorism.” He specially paid rich tributes to Shuhada (martyrs) and wounded. Paying tribute to IDPs for their sacrifices to restore writ of the state, COAS acknowledged the national spirit and support forthcoming for them from across the country. He re-affirmed that Army would not abandon tribal brethren in their hour of need and all possible assistance will be rendered to the Government and various organizations in bringing them maximum relief. COAS also assured of Army’s role in rebuilding and restoring normalcy in the restive NWA. He was given detailed briefing by General Officer Commanding on the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb. Earlier on his arrival at Miranshah, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Khalid Rabbani, Corps commander Peshawar.