PESHAWAR Jan 1 (APP): The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Tuesday visited Kurram and Orakzai Agencies and received briefing on the security situation by the local military commanders, said an ISPR release here.He also interacted with the troops and greatly appreciated their professionalism and high morale. The COAS also met the tribal elders and thanked them for their consistent and wholehearted support to the security forces. He reassured them that return of normalcy and prosperity to the area will be ensured.
The COAS visit to Orakzai Agency marks the successful conclusion of operations in the Agency. Return of IDPs is excepted to start shortly. He appreciated the professional conduct of the operation which has cleared the Agency of terrorists.
Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by the Corps Commander, Lieutenant General Asif Yasin Malik and Inspector General Frontier Scouts, Major General Tariq Khan.