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Security, civilian cooperation priority during tenure: Army  chief  

Chief of army staff General Raheel Sharif said that security and assistance to civilian government was his priority during his tenure as he proud to be a chief of Pakistan army.

The out-going army chief General Raheel Sharif, who will retire from his post on November 29,  is holding farewell visits which are the tradition of Pakistan army and part of professional career, ISPR said.

ISPR said in a statement that army chief has visited the corps headquarter southern command Quetta and met with the officers and soldiers. He lauded their services for the defence of the mother land.

” Balochistan people has rejected foreign based terrorism and helped government to root out terrorism network in the province,” he said while talking on the occasion.

The outgoing army chief also said the tide has turned against terrorists and their sympathisers, and the army will continue working with the federal and provincial governments for greater security and stability.

Paying tributes to the soldiers of Southern Command and the FC, he commended them for the role they played in the construction of more than 1,000 kilometres of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) roads.

” The efforts coordination with provincial and federal government for the restoration of sustainable peace in the province will be continued,” army chief vowed.

Referring to the Gwadar port, General Raheel said, “The Gwadar port and CPEC will usher in a new era of hope and prosperity for the area with dividends reaching the common man”.