Paying rich tribute to the sacrifices, valour and determination of the soldiers, who were injured in the ongoing war on terror, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Monday said there could not be a bigger sacrifice for the motherland than one’s life or precious limbs.
During his visit to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM) here in Rawalpindi, he said, “Our injured soldiers are our national heroes and the nation is proud of them.”
The COAS assured them that the Army fully acknowledged their sacrifices and would do everything to bring comfort in their lives.
According to ISPR here, during his visit, the COAS was given a detailed briefing on rehabilitation work undertaken by the institute.
With concerted efforts at the Army level, the AFIRM has been transformed into a premier rehabilitative medical institute with all sub specialties available under one roof.
Gen Raheel Sharif appreciated the standard of facilities and care extended to the inmates by a team of dedicated doctors and paramedical staff of AFIRM and praised their efforts in helping all military personnel wounded in various operations.
The COAS inaugurated Resettlement / Vocational Training Department where wounded soldiers will be imparted vocational training to help them integrate in the society as useful citizens once again.
Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Azhar Rashid, Surgeon General Pakistan Army.