Rawalpindi, March 28, 2013 (PPI-OT): Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Sialkot Garrison, today. COAS was briefed about the progress of validation process of the concept of Territorial Forces. This concept is aimed at improving the mobilization and administration of second line forces and reserves in the event of war or a national emergency. It is part of the ongoing restructuring of the Army, initiated on directives of the COAS, with a view to improve the Army’s operational effectiveness as well as economy and efficiency of administration.
During interaction with the local youth, recruited as Territorial Force, COAS lauded the sacrifices of people of Sialkot during previous wars. He termed people’s support to the Army vital for handling any crisis situation. Earlier, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander Gujranwala Corps, Lieutenant General Muzzammil Hussain.
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