ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Monday reiterated his resolve that military will eliminate terrorism from the country. He stated this while addressing the troops on Eid Day in North Waziristan Agency.

General Raheel Sharif spent his second Eid with soldiers fighting terrorism in North Waziristan. General Raheel Sharif offered Eid-ul-Azha prayers in Wana and later visited Miranshah. The Army Chief announced that the military would recruit 14,000 soldiers from the Federally Administered Tribal Area (FATA). He further said that one thousand soldiers would be recruited from the tribal areas of the country in the next six months.

General Raheel Sharif also said that 1,500 children from FATA would be provided free school and college education in the military cantonments whereas seats have also been reserved for the students from FATA. He further said that the youth from the tribal areas would be provided technical training by the military aimed at making them an expert in different fields.

According to the DG ISPR Asim Bajwa through twitter, the army chief also visited a camp of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDP) in Bakakhel and pledged continued support to them.

The army chief later visited an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp in Bannu where he said the army would work for maximum relief and rehabilitation.

The Army Chief also met the soldiers, who are fighting militants in North Waziristan. He expressed his full satisfaction over the ongoing military operation in the tribal areas.

General Raheel Sharif lauded the spirit of soldiers and said that the military will rid the country from terrorism. The army chief paid a tribute to the martyrs and the injured Pakistan Army officers and said that the forces have given tremendous sacrifices for the country.