Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Bajwa on Tuesday expressed satisfaction over the state of preparedness of forward troops and their contribution towards internal security during his visit at Pano Aqil garrison, said a press release issued by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the military’s public relations wing.

According to ISPR statement, the COAS Bajwa interacted with officers at the garrison where he was briefed regarding the operational preparedness and internal security matters.

The army chief also praised the performance of standing troops during the recently conducted sixth population and housing census and other internal security tasks.

General Qamar Bajwa also said that the Army shall continue its support to all state institutions for the prosperity of Pakistan and its people through selfless devotion and commitment.

The ISPR release added that he also said that the country has come a long way in its battle against terrorism and militancy.