Chief of Army Staff visited Chitral and surrounding areas today

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Chitral and surrounding areas today. His visit was in the backdrop of recent incidents wherein large number of Afghan terrorists attacked few posts of Chitral Scouts. The aggressors were pushed back successfully without resort to excessive force, to avoid civilian casualties on Afghan side.

COAS interacted with the troops and commended their bravery, steadfastness and restraint. He also met the tribal elders and appreciated their cooperation. Earlier on arrival at Chitral COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik.

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