Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited Siachen and laid wreath at Yadgar -e – Shuhada of Gyari.
Addressing Army Jawans COAS said “We owe our independence to sacrifices of our Shuhada. Nothing is nobler than laying one’s life in defence of the motherland.,”
Earlier today, COAS arrived at Skardu, COAS was received by Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza.
Later on, COAS also visited Goma and Gilgit.
COAS while addressing troops in Goma and Gilgit said that “we all are proud to be soldiers of Pakistan and defending it irrespective of terrain or weather difficulties.”
He said that despite facing internal security challenges, Pakistan army is fully prepared for effective response to perpetual threat from the East.
COAS also met with the elders of Gilgit Baltistan and assured that Army is extending full support to all initiatives aimed at ensuring the rights of GB as part of the federation.