Rawalpindi, November 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani today visited Lahore, inaugurated the Housing Insurance Scheme for soldiers.
While paying tribute to the Shuhada, Chief of Army Staff said that Army launched this scheme in 2011 especially for next of kins of those who laid their lives in service of the country. Scheme envisages construction of 3000 flats by 2015. In Phase-I of the project construction of 800 flats is already completed.
Later, Chief of Army Staff addressed the Garrison Durbar also. While appreciating the contributions and sacrifices of officers and men he said that Pakistan Army as a national institution has discharged its responsibilities in the most befitting manner.
The Chief of Army Staff expressed satisfaction over combat readiness of Pakistan Army and the state of morale.
While recounting his experience spanning well over four decades in uniform and six years as Chief of Army Staff, he said that it was an honour to be associated with such an honourable profession.
He advised the Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and soldiers to continue pursuing their professional undertakings with the spirit and passion characteristic of Pakistan Army.
Earlier, on his arrival, he was received by the Corps Commander Lieutenant General Naweed Zaman.
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