Published On: Sun, Jul 31st, 2016

Terrorists won’t be allowed to escape, says COAS

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Shandoor polo festival to start on July 22

SHANDUR: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that terrorists will not be allowed to escape and their backbone has been broken.

According to details, COAS was invited as the chief guest in the closing ceremony of Shandur Polo Festival. He also saw the final match played between the teams of Chitral and Gilgit.

The army chief, addressing the closing ceremony, said that Operation Zarb-e-Azb has yielded positive results and the elements spreading terrorism will be chased in the country till the end.

COAS went on to say that Pakistan Army fully assisted flood victims. Lauding the organizers of the polo festival, the army chief said that the tournament will promote tourism which is welcoming for the country.

The army chief added that the backbone of terrorists has been destroyed and they will not be allowed to escape. He added that Pakistan Army soldiers rendered all kinds of sacrifices for the country.

 

“I’m myself a good player of polo, but the way you play is amazing, your expertise and skills in this game are unprecedented,” he said.

Congratulating the army for successful anti-terrorism actions across the country, General Raheel said “this peaceful atmosphere is a result of sacrifices rendered by the army and people. This journey of success will continue to support of masses.”

Governments of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit Baltistan had collaborated after four years to organize the Shandur Polo Festival. Frontier Constabulary (FC) had provided security for the event.

Thousands of people, including foreigners, also take part in the festival.

The festival features polo matches, paragliding, jumping, horse dances, tug of war and local cultural music and folk dances.

A large number of people within the country and world over will witness the three-day activities.

Meanwhile, Chitral-A has won Shandur Polo Tournament 2016 final, defeating Gilgit-Baltistan-A by 10 -5 goals.

General Raheel Sharif gave away Trophy and prizes to the winner team.

 

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Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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