LAHORE: Lahore Commander Corps Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali has asserted that only a highly professional outfit with excellent combat potential can effectively deal with internal security threats besides safeguarding the national frontiers, says a press release.

He was addressing the troops during his visit to exercise area near Chunian to assess their standard of operational preparedness as part of the Winter Collective Training programme. General Officers Commanding Maj Gen Fida Hussain Mlik and Major General Sardar Tariq Aman were also present on the occasion.

Lieutenant General Sadiq Ali said that extensive orientation of fighting formations in diverse terrain and extreme weather conditions was all the more necessary to further enhance their endurance and experience as a battle hardened outfit.

He emphasised upon the officers and jawans to devote their whole-hearted efforts in practicing their fighting skills as soldiering was a continuous learning process. The Corps Commander advised the troops to make optimum use of the field training opportunity available to them.

Earlier, during his visit to exercise area the Corps Commander was given a detailed briefing on the conduct and setting of the ongoing exercise by the respective field commanders. He also witnessed the conduct of the exercise and appreciated the dedication, morale and high standard of training displayed by troops.