RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif Thursday inaugurated a newly-constructed state-of-the-art building of Cadet College Spinkai in South Waziristan Agency.

Talking to tribal elders and cadets, the COAS said that the future of the country could only be secured through an educated and passionate youth, according to an ISPR press release. "It is imperative for us to raise their (youth) potential to the optimal level so that they can measure up to the onerous challenges facing us today and awaiting us in the coming times," he said.

The COAS said this cadet college was one of the series of quality institutions being built in all remote areas of Fata and rest of the country to hone bright children. This initiative will go a great length in propelling the local youth into professional colleges and changing lives of their families.

Paying tributes to the Army and valiant tribes for defeating terrorists, clearing them from their hideouts and sacrificing while standing alongside each other, the COAS said that the whole world recognized Pakistan's contribution in fighting terror menace and sought learning from Pak Army’s experience.

"Pak Army will continue to support the people of this area till completing the task of rehabilitation, reconstruction and complete transition to local civil administration," he said.

The COAS specially thanked the local tribes for donating land for the college and paid gratitude to UAE leadership for financing the project.