ISLAMABAD - Reiterating Pakistan Armys firm resolve to defeat the forces trying to harm the country, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that 'Pakistan will not be terrorised.
According to an ISPR press statement, the COAS made these remarks while addressing e garrison officers at Lahore on Thursday.
He said that the forces trying to destabilise the country would be defeated.
Pakistan will not be terrorised; we will Inshallah succeed, the COAS said.
The COAS also condemned the Lahore suicide attack where besides police, 5 defence personnel including a Lieutenant Colonel also embraced Shahadat.
He appreciated the morale, determination and professionalism of the troops who are fighting terrorism and extremism in Swat and else where in the country.
He lauded the sacrifices being made by Pakistan Army troops in Swat during Operation Rah-e-Raast, where todate over 90 soldiers have embraced Shahadat and 279 are injured.
The COAS also visited a training area at Lahore on Thursday where he met the troops busy in rigorous military training.
The field commanders on training matters briefed him in detail.
He appreciated the operational preparedness and training standards of the troops.
Lieutenant General Ijaz Ahmed Bakhshi, Corps Commander accompanied the COAS during the visit.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 29-May-2009 here.