Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reiterated that Army would continue to play its role in rebuilding the area and assisting civil administration in maintenance of law and order.
The Army Chief expressed these views while visiting Division Headquarters in Swat on Saturday.
Praying for Shaheeds Maj. Gen. Sanaullah Khan, Lieutenant Colonel Touseef Ahmed and Lance Naik Irfan Sattar, the COAS paid rich tribute to them for their ultimate sacrifices.
He added, “The whole nation would remain indebted to them.”
Recounting the success of Military Operation in Swat, COAS appreciated the troops for successfully evicting the militants from Malakand Division.
He specially lauded them for their Post operation role of settlement of internally displaced people (IDPs) back in their hometowns, reconstruction of destroyed infrastructure, and capacity building of civil administration including training of police.
During the last couple of years, a host of reconstruction and rebuilding projects have been completed by the Army in Malakand and Swat, helping bring normalcy in the area and relief to the locals.