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Kiyani visit Kurram Agencies – ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani
visited the forward posts in Mohmand and Kurram Agencies on 22 December
2011.

While speaking to the troops, he appreciated the successes
achieved under trying environment and the sacrifices made in the
process. He said that no one can put a price tag on the sacred blood of
Shuhada of the Nation. The men and women of Pakistan Army are performing
their duty of defending Pakistan in accordance with the oath they took.
They will continue to do so with the support and prayers of their
countrymen, regardless of the cost.

Responding to a question, COAS
reiterated that Pakistan Army has and will continue to support
democratic process in the Country. The Army is fully cognizant of its
constitutional obligations and responsibilities.
 He strongly
dispelled the speculations of any military takeover and said that these
are misleading and are being used as a bogey to divert the focus from
the real issues.

He emphasized that the issues of national security
need to be considered on merit alone. He concluded by saying that
irrespective of all other considerations, there can be no compromise on
national security.

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