RAWALPINDI: General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) offered his prayers with Army and FC troops in Bajur Agency on Tuesday.

The COAS also reviewed the ongoing stabilization operations, rehabilitation/reconstruction and measures to enforce border management along Pak-Afghan Border in the Agency. He commended the troops for their countless sacrifices and appreciated their high state of morale regardless of the remoteness of the area and spending Eid away from their families.

Tribal elders also joined the Army Chief in offering Eid prayers and spent time with him.

Talking to tribal elders, COAS lauded their sacrifices in the cause of elimination of terrorists and the restoration of peace in the area. He also urged them to continue their support for keeping writ of the State which is now helping us bring about development and prosperity in the Agency.

The COAS reiterated the resolve that Army would not leave without completing the job of bringing peace, completing rehab and transferring administrative control to an institutionalized mechanism.

Later tribal elders thanked Pak Army and the COAS for cleansing their area from terrorists and assured him that they will continue to fully support the security forces for keeping peace in the agency and would never allow a single terrorist to return to their respective areas.