RAWALPINDI:(APS)- April 30, 2017: General Qamar Javed Bajwa,Chief of Army Staff( COAS visited Line of Control(LOC) at Haji Pir Sector. He was briefed on situation along LOC, Cease Fire Violatons and operational readiness of the formation. COAS appreciated the operational preparedness and high morale of troops. He said that Indian aggression and frustration vents at the people of IOK and Pakistani villages along LOC / Working Boundary, but we must keep our response purely in military domain in accordance with our values. The violence perpetuated by Indian Forces in IOK is state sponsored terrorism by all definitions. This violence riles up passions on this side of the LOC as well as people of Pakistan cannot remain indifferent to the barbaric treatment meted out to defenceless Kashmiris including women and children. The Kashmiris have a right to live without fear and repression. We will always stand by their rightful political struggle for the right of self determination and recourse to basic human rights.
Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza and General Officer Commanding Murree.