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Army chief celebrates Eid with troops in Waziristan
Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif meeting with the soldiers busy in Shawal Operation during his visit to NWA on Friday. NNI Photo

Army chief celebrates Eid with troops in Waziristan

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Raheel Sharif offered Eid prayers on the frontlines with Pakistan Army soldiers in Waziristan on Saturday.

The army chief offered Eid prayers in WANA, South Waziristan and met troops present, according to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement.

“With terrorism being defeated and visible signs of security improving, Pakistan is bound to rise,” the statement said, adding operations against terrorists will continue till their complete elimination.

The COAS also visited Eidak in North Waziristan, where he met troops as well as the TDPs who have safely returned to their homes.

Courage of security guard in Quetta hailed

Army chief General Raheel Sharif also paid rich tributes to the valour and sacrifice of private security guard Talib Hussain who averted a terrorist attack in Quetta on Friday night, Radio Pakistan reported.

Hussain was on guard outside the Sardar Bahadur Khan Women University on Brewery Road near Hazara Town when he intercepted a suspect. The suspect, wearing a burqa, detonated his suicide vest, killing Hussain.

According to ISPR, General Raheel Sharif said that they were proud of Talib Hussain who saved precious lives.

COAS expresses satisfaction over progress of Zarb-e-Azb

Meanwhile, he was briefed by operational commanders on progress of the continuing offensive against terrorists, Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

The COAS expressed complete satisfaction over the progress and achievements on the ground so far.

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