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Gains of Karachi Operation can’t be allowed to reverse: COAS

KARACHI:  Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that life had returned to Karachi and business activity picked up with its huge contribution to revival of national economy.

General Raheel said any designs of enemies of Pakistan to keep the metropolitan on the boil have been blunted and the gains cannot be allowed to reverse.

The COAS, who visited Karachi As part of his farewell tour, was addressing the officers and soldiers of Karachi Corps and Sindh Rangers today.

He lauded them for their significant successes in improving security situation of Karachi and interior Sindh.

“Life has returned to Karachi and business activity has picked up with its huge contribution to revival of national economy. Any designs of enemies of Pakistan to keep the metropolitan on the boil have been blunted and the gains cannot be allowed to reverse,” the COAS emphasised.

“Integrated with the Provincial Government, our efforts to help build the capacity of civil Law enforcing institutions must continue for sustainable peace,” he urged. The COAS also appreciated all ranks for maintaining vigilance along the international borders.

He specially acknowledged the delivery of social services by Army and Rangers to the residents of remote areas and desolate deserts of Sind in disasters and crises situations. The COAS exhorted all ranks to focus on their professional pursuits and keep our best soldiering traditions. Earlier on arrival he was received by the Corps Commander, Lt Gen Navid Mukhtar.