PESHAWAR: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Syed Asim Munir on Tuesday reaffirmed the military’s resolve to keep up the fight against terrorism till the achievement of enduring peace and stability in the country. Recent weeks and months have seen resurgence of militancy with increasing intensity of attacks on law enforcement personnel.
The army chief’s vow came in the wake of a recent uptick in terrorism incidents in Malakand, southern belt and merged districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa after the banned outfit Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan on Monday last announced ending its months-long ceasefire (agreed in June) with the government agreed.
Gen Munir was brief by the field commander on operational preparedness and border control measures in place as part of the western borders management regime.
Interacting with the officers and men, the COAS praised them for their high morale and operational readiness in the line of duty. He said the state’s writ has been established due to innumerable sacrifices by tribal people and security forces.
ISPR in a statement said the COAS reaffirmed the resolve to curb terrorism during his maiden trip to the troops deployed along the Pak-Afghan border in the Tirah area of Khyber district. According to the statement, the army chief spent the day with forward troops deployed along Pak-Afghan border.