Oct 142017
 

PESHAWAR / RAWALPINDI: Chief of General Staff of the UK Army General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter visited Khyber Agency on Saturday for a briefing on army’s anti-terror operations.

“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,” the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

Later, the ISPR added, General Nicholas, who arrived in the country on Friday, also visited historical Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.

The UK army chief also called on Corps Commander Peshawar Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt at the Corps Headquarters Peshawar.

He was given a detailed briefing on Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, border management, temporarily displaced people’s return and the mega development and rehabilitation projects undertaken by Pakistan Army for the uplift of tribal people in different parts of Federally Administered Tribal Areas, the ISPR statement added.

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On arrival at Corps Headquarters, General Nicholas laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay tribute to the martyred of the Pakistan Army.

On Friday, General Nicholas met army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Both the army chiefs had discussed matters of mutual interest, including strengthening of bilateral security and defence cooperation between the two armies.

Chief guest

Meanwhile, the UK army chief was the chief guest at the passing out parade of 136th PMA Long Course, Graduate Course 36th, Technical Graduate Course 29th and Integrated Course 55, which was held at the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul. He reviewed the parade, distributed awards to distinguished cadets and later addressed the parade.

The cadets from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Turkmenistan and Libya were also among those who successfully completed the courses.

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