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Pak Army chief visits LoC, praises operational preparedness of troops

Pakistan's Lieutenant-General Raheel Sharif attends a military exercise in Khairpure Tamay Wali in Bahawalpur district November 4, 2013. Pakistan named Raheel Sharif, a career infantry officer considered a moderate as army chief, on Wednesday as the country fights a Taliban insurgency and seeks accord with the United States on how to stabilise neighbouring Afghanistan. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that Raheel Sharif, brother of a war hero, would take charge of the world's sixth-largest army, with a formal handover from General Ashfaq Kayani on Friday. Picture taken November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Qamar Pervez  (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)
Pakistan's Lieutenant-General Raheel Sharif attends a military exercise in Khairpure Tamay Wali in Bahawalpur district November 4, 2013. Pakistan named Raheel Sharif, a career infantry officer considered a moderate as army chief, on Wednesday as the country fights a Taliban insurgency and seeks accord with the United States on how to stabilise neighbouring Afghanistan. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced that Raheel Sharif, brother of a war hero, would take charge of the world's sixth-largest army, with a formal handover from General Ashfaq Kayani on Friday. Picture taken November 4, 2013. REUTERS/Qamar Pervez (PAKISTAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY)

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif visited the Haji Pir sector of the Line of Control (LoC) on Sunday and interacted with the troops deployed there, lauding them for their vigilance and preparedness.

The Express Tribune quoted the military’s media wing as saying that Chief of Staff expressed his complete satisfaction over high state of morale, operational preparedness and vigil being maintained by Pakistan Army personnel along the LoC.

Detailed briefing was given to the Army chief by the local formation commander on operational preparedness of the units and formation of the troops, the statement added.

Earlier on his arrival, Sharif was received by Corps Commander Lt-Gen Malik Zafar Iqbal. (ANI)

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