Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Mohmand Agency where he was welcomed to inaugurate a road, tunnel

RAWALPINDI (Dunya News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Swat on Wednesday and inaugurated Army Public School and College (APS&C) at Kanju Garrison of Swat Cantt.

ISPR said on Facebook, "A state of the Art infrastructure with present capacity of 3600 students, computer and science labs, auditorium and sports stadium is a gift from Pakistan Army for resilient people of Swat in recognition of their contributions and sacrifices in defeating terrorism."

While interacting with students, faculty, local elders and the administration, COAS Bajwa said that there is no better approach towards enduring peace and stability than providing quality education to our youth. In return, the local elders thanked COAS for establishment of Swat Cantt and APS&C in their district. Peshawar Corps Commander and Malakand GOC also attended the occasion.

Meanwhile, Gen Bajwa also inaugurated Road Ghallanai - Mohmand Gat including 751 M of Nahakki Tunnel in Mohmand Agency. The phase 1 of 14 km of road out of 41 km total length has been completed while work on remaining portion is in progress. The completed project besides facilitating locals / inter agency travelers, trade also is a potential trade route with Afghanistan through Nawa pass. The project is being undertaken by FWO. COAS appreciated professional undertaking and quality of work done by FWO.

Speaking at the occasion COAS thanked local tribesmen for their great support to Army in getting rid of terrorists. He said the development projects are the actual prong towards achieving enduring peace and stability.

Tribal elders thanked COAS for provision of security and ongoing development projects. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Zafar Iqbal Jhagra, Peshawar Corps Commander and FWO DG also attended the occasion.