Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Kurram Agency today. His visit was in the backdrop of successful culmination of Operation Koh-e-Safaid. The operation was launched under strong demand of local population and political administration of the area, against terrorists and miscreants involved in suicide bombings, sectarian killing, kidnapping for ransom and other extortions.
Clearance of Central Kurram will ensure opening of road Thal-Parachinar, and help to create conditions for implementation of Murree Accord for long term peace in the Agency.
COAS also interacted with the troops at Mandan and Manato who displayed firm resolve and rendered supreme sacrifices to end the reign of terror in the area. He also lauded the efforts of Political Administration for efficiently managing around thirteen thousand displaced families. Earlier on arrival at Kohat COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik.
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