It was indeed comforting and reassuring to see the indefatigable Gen. Raheel in Fort Abbas attending a briefing of the army carrying out exercises in that area the very next day of his being with the troops fighting the extremists in the forward most areas of North Waziristan. As a true defender of Pakistan if he is fighting the terrorists in FATA on the one hand, he is on the other hand not oblivious of his responsibilities also to defend other areas of Pakistan such as the soft underbelly of Pakistan - the Cholistan front, where at places India is only 8 miles away from the GT Road to Karachi. Well done, Sir, the veterans like me are proud of you as a soldier as well as a commander and wish you Godspeed in your all undertakings. May Allah (swt) be with you always to protect you and guide you, ameen.

COL. RIAZ JAFRI (RETD),

Rawalpindi, February 25.