Pakistan needs patience, determination and unity for ultimate peace: army chief

Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa said that a display of patience, determination and unity is required to bring ultimate peace in the country, the military’s media wing said in a statement.

Addressing troops in the northwestern tribal district of North Waziristan on Saturday, the army chief said that after successful war against terrorism, there are still some challenges in security-related issues, but the current trials are not as much as they faced against terrorism in the recent past, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in the statement.

The army chief also met with the troops in the area where three Pakistani soldiers were killed in a recent cross-border attack and appreciated their contributions for bringing peace and stability in the region.

“Pakistan is solidifying border through fencing, construction of new forts & posts and increase in strength of FC (paramilitary frontier corps) troops to effectively manage the border,” Bajwa said, adding that his country is continuing a positive role in Afghan peace process, but they are also fencing the border as a preparation for any unseen eventuality.

The army chief was also briefed about sanitization operation, socio-economic development projects and rehabilitation of temporarily displaced people who had to leave their homes for military’s operation against militants.