Pak will emerge victorious in war on terror: Kayani
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 18:03
Peshawar: Pakistan will emerge triumphant in the war against extremism and peace will be restored in the country at any cost, army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said today.

Kayani made a day-long visit to this northwestern city, which has been the target of a wave of devastating suicide attacks and bombings, to boost the morale of security forces combating militants and to interact with victims of terrorist assaults.

The country will triumph in the war against militancy and peace will be restored in Peshawar and the rest of Pakistan at any cost, he said while addressing a ceremony held at the Police Lines to pay tribute to policemen killed in the campaign against terrorism.

The protection and solidarity of Pakistan are the main objectives of security forces and any threat to the country’s sovereignty and integrity will not be tolerated, Kayani said.

The army has the capability and capacity to fight terrorists and sacrifices rendered by the force reflects the level of its morale, he added.

Extraordinary security measures were put in place across Peshawar for the army chief's visit and some parts of the city were completely sealed. He went to the Lady Reading Hospital to meet victims of recent terrorist attacks.

Kayani also laid a wreath at a monument at the Police Lines that commemorates policemen killed fighting militants.


First Published: Wednesday, November 25, 2009, 18:03

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