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
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
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