Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has visited troops deployed on frontlines along the Line of Control (LoC) in Khuiratta Sector.
The army chief spent time with soldiers on Eid day on Saturday, commended the high troop morale, operational readiness, and continuous vigil maintained along the LOC.
While interacting with troops, Bajwa said that the Eid al-Adha epitomises the essence of unconditional sacrifice.
He said that no one understands this spirit of sacrifice better than a soldier.
He said the Pakistan Army is fully prepared and capable of thwarting covert or overt undertakings.
Rawalpindi Corps commaber Lieutenant-General Azhar Abbas received the army chief at the LoC.
Later, Bajwa also visited the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) and the National Institute of Heart Diseases (NIHD), and performed the groundbreaking ceremony of the Centre of Excellence in Prevention and Cardiovascular Research and Development, where indigenous research on heart diseases will be carried out, including their preventative measures.
Appreciating contributions of Army Medical Corps, the army chief said that the AFIC and the NIHD are providing high-quality medical care at the national level.
Bajwa especially lauded the contribution of doctors and healthcare workers as frontline soldiers against the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier, Lieutenant-General Mohamed Aamer, the Adjutant-General of the Pakistan Army, and Lieutenant-General Nigar Johar, the Surgeon-General of the Pakistan Army, received the army chief on his arrival at the AFIC and the NIHD.
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