General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Karachi.

Karachi - October 18, 2019

No PR-186/2019-ISPR

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Karachi. During the visit COAS addressed garrison officers, attended Closing Ceremony of PACES (Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System) Championship and witnessed training exercise of mechanised formation. COAS talked to officers about environment, challenges and the response. While speaking to troops busy in training exercise, COAS said that regardless of the advancement in warfare technology, the basic traits of soldiering are linked with maintaining high standards of training and physical fitness. COAS said that Pakistan Army takes pride in maintaining high degree of training and physical fitness standards. COAS also awarded prizes to winner of Army PACES and Young Soldiers Paces championship. Gujranwala Corps team won the 8th Army PACES Championship while Engineer Centre team won the 7th Young Soldiers Paces Championship.

Lieutenant General Humayun Aziz, Corps Commander Karachi accompanied COAS during the visit.

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