UK army chief briefed on Raddul Fasad, border management


PESHAWAR: Chief of the General Staff (CGS) of British Army Gen Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter called on Peshawar Corps Commander Lt Gen Nazir Ahmed Butt at the Corps Headquarters on Saturday.

During the meeting, the British officer was given a briefing on Operation Raddul Fasad, border management, return of temporarily displaced persons as well as development and rehabilitation projects undertaken by the Pakistan Army for tribal people in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.

Gen Carter also visited a forward post in Khyber Agency, where he was apprised about the achievements and culmination of Operation Khyber IV and Pak-Afghan border fencing.

Later, the CGS toured the Khyber Pass and witnessed the traditional legacy of tribal culture.

Earlier, he laid a wreath at Yadgar-i-Shuhada at the corps headquarters to pay tribute to the martyred of Pakistan Army.

Lt Gen Butt accompanied the visiting dignitary during the visit.

Also on Saturday, Gen Carter reviewed the passing-out parade on the completion of several courses at the Kakul military academy.

Cadets from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Turkmenistan and Libya were among those who completed the courses.

Participants in the parade had completed the 136th Pakistan Military Academy Long Course, 36th Graduate Course, 29th Technical Graduate Course and Integrated Course 55.


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