Army chief visits ASF headquarters, meets families of martyrs

General Sharif also briefed on operational, training and administrative matters of Karachi Corps

RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday visited headquarters of the Airports Security Force (ASF) and met families of martyrs and appreciated their sacrifices during worst terrorist attack at the Jinnah International Airport in Karachi in May this year.

General Sharif commended the professionalism, commitment and acknowledged the valor of the Airport Security Force in averting the terrorist attack at the Jinnah Airport in May. He emphasized the need for more harmony and coordination among all security forces and intelligence agencies for an integrated response towards defeating terrorists' threat.

The army chief also pledged army's fullest support in enhancing ASF's capacity, and anti-terrorists training of the troops, as being provided to the police forces across Pakistan. During his visit to the Corps Headquarters, General Sharif was given detailed briefing on operational, training and administrative matters of the Karachi Corps.

The army chief was also briefed about overall law and order and security situation in Karachi. On arrival at Karachi, the army chief was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sajjad Ghani.

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