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Thursday Jul 09 2020
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Army chief Gen Bajwa lauds role of security forces in fight against COVID-19

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COAS Bajwa visits Corps Headquarters Peshawar, on July 8, 2020. — ISPR

PESHAWAR: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday lauded the troops for supporting civil administration in the fight against coronavirus, the military's media wing said.

The Inter-Services Public Relations, in a statement, said: "[Gen] Bajwa visited Corps Headquarters Peshawar [...] was given a detailed briefing on [the] prevailing security situation, progress on development works and socio-economic uplift in tribal districts."

The army chief appreciated the improved security situation and measures for better border management, including fencing.

On arrival at the Corps Headquarters, the army chief was received by Commander Peshawar Corps Lt Gen Nauman Mahmood.

Last week, Gen Bajwa visited the Corps headquarters and Sindh Rangers headquarters in Karachi and "was briefed on the operational matters and internal security situation", according to ISPR.

Gen Bajwa "expressed satisfaction over coherent response by LEAS in ensuring peace in Karachi and paid tribute to LEAs for countering nefarious designs of enemies", said the ISPR statement.

According to the statement, the army chief "also visited Garrison Health and Diagnostic Centre and Field Isolation Centre". He lauded the support rendered by the formation in the national response against COVID-19.