OKARA - (Online) - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday visited Okara Garrison. The COAS reviewed the parade to mark the 250th Raising Day of 1st Punjab Regiment, the oldest unit of Pakistan Army.

Speaking on the occasion, he appreciated the standard of parade and the dedication of all ranks involved. He said that Pak Army owes its high standing to the professionalism, loyalty, discipline and patriotism of its officers and soldiers.

He said that such high standards are not achieved overnight, unless all ranks of the Army are committed to maintain the traditions of excellence in service.

Later, the COAS was briefed about the operational, training and administrative aspects at the Division Headquarters. Earlier, on arrival, the Chief of Army Staff was received by Multan Corps Commander Lt-Gen Abid Pervaiz and Bahawalpur Corps Commander Lt-Gen Zubair Mahmood Hayat.