The army chief’s comments came during his visit to the North and South Waziristan districts on Tuesday.
He was briefed on the progress of the border management regime, stabilization operations, socio-economic development projects including the opening of border terminals.
The army chief spent a complete day with troops in Asman Manza, South Waziristan, and Mirali in North Waziristan, the military’s media wing said.
The army chief, while interacting with officers and men, lauded their commitment and professionalism in ensuring a secure and conducive environment for implementation of the writ of civil administration in newly merged tribal districts.
“Pakistan is committed to peace and stability in the region and playing its part by solidifying border security and capacity enhancement of FC/LEAs,” he said.
Interacting with tribal elders at Mir Ali, he appreciated them for their unflinching support and sacrifices in the fight against terrorism. “Peace has largely returned to these areas. The hard-earned normalcy will be retained and enhanced through the collective efforts of the local population, civil administration, and LEAs. ”
To continue the journey towards enduring peace and development we need to stay determined and united, the army chief said.
Earlier, on arrival, Corps Commander Lieutenant General Nauman Mahmood had received the army chief.