Published On: Sat, Jun 25th, 2016

Frustrated terrorists going after soft targets: COAS


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Friday reiterated Pakistan’s resolve and determination to confront global phenomenon of terrorism and extremism and cleanse Pakistan of this menace.

The Army Chief made these remarks while speaking at National Defence University in Islamabad today (Friday).

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The COAS address focused on professional matters, internal and external security situation of the country and his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region.

General Raheel said Pakistani has emerged as the most resilient nation of the world during operation Zarb-e-Azb .

He said that defeated terrorists and their sympathizers inland and abroad are now frustrated and going for softer targets.

“Remaining steadfast, and with an enhanced awareness and participation, we as a Nation must pursue our national objective of zero presence of terrorists and total peace at any cost.”

“The contours of future war are fast changing. While our enemies are stoking terrorism to demoralise us and destabilize our country, we are united, fully determined and capable of defeating their nefarious designs,” he said.

“Pakistan is opposed to using proxies against other countries and will also not allow any other country to use proxies against Pakistan.”

Earlier on arrival at NDU, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt, President NDU.

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