RAWALPINDI:(APS) January 19, 2017: General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Karachi today. He laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada and offered fateha for the martyrs. COAS was given detailed briefing at Corps and Rangers HQ.
COAS lauded operations by Rangers with LEAs, which have restored normalcy in Karachi, significantly reducing terrorism, target killing and kidnapping for ransom. COAS reiterated that efforts to consolidate budding peace in the city would continue unabated. Army as a state institution would continue to give full support to all Govt. institutions involved in Karachi Operation particularly Sindh police and civil administration.
While interacting with soldiers and officers, COAS appreciated their courage and resolve to rid the City of the terrorists and criminals. COAS paid tribute to the people of Karachi for their support to the security forces.
Later, business community of Karachi also interacted with COAS at Corps HQ. COAS reassured that businesses and investment in Karachi will continue to benefit from improving Law and order and should, in turn, ensure national and social obligations.
Earlier on arrival at Karachi, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Shahid Baig Mirza, Commander 5 Corps.