ISLAMABAD: Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter, Chief of General Staff (CGS) of the UK Army, on Friday acknowledged the Pakistan Army’s achievements in the fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability in the region.
During his meeting with Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters, the UK general – who has arrived here on a two-day official visit – said that his country greatly appreciated Pakistan’s sacrifices as a frontline state against war on terror.
Matters of mutual interest, including strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two armies, were discussed during the meeting. Earlier on arrival at the GHQ, he laid a wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of the Pakistan Army presented a guard of honour to the visiting dignitary. The visiting general addressed participants of a national security and war course later in the day.
A military official said the visiting dignitary was briefed on continued violations of ceasefire by India on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, the reign of terror let loose by India in held Kashmir and Pakistan’s efforts to bring peace and stability to Afghanistan and the region.
Visit to Khyber Agency
General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Corps Commander Peshawar Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt at Corps Headquarters Peshawar today.
The general officer was given a detailed briefing on Operation Radd ul Fasaad (RuF), Border Management, TDP return and the mega development and rehabilitation projects undertaken by Pakistan Army for the uplift of tribal people in different parts of FATA. During his visit to a forward post at Khyber Agency, he was briefed on the achievements and culmination of Operation Khyber IV and Pak-Afghan border fencing. Later on, General Nicholas visited historical Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.
Earlier, on arrival at Corps Headquarters, General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada in order to pay tribute to the martyred of Pak Army. Commander 11 Corps Lieutenant General Nazir Ahmed Butt accompanied the visiting dignitary during the visit.