RAWALPINDI: An Afghan soldier has returned to his country after seeking treatment at the Combined Military Hospital (CMH) Peshawar.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Afghanistan Military authorities requested Pakistan Army for medical treatment of an Afghan National Defence Forces soldier on 14th July.
The Afghan soldier was provided with necessary medical care at CMH Peshawar. After being fully recovered, the soldier has been returned to Afghanistan at Torkham Border.
Yesterday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) as the chief guest at the handing over ceremony of Tank Al Khalid-I to Armoured Corps Regiment.
During the ceremony Tank Al Khalid-I, a joint venture with China and Ukraine, displayed some of its outstanding capabilities including mobility, speed, bi-axis gun stabilization of the control system and use of smokescreen to mask movement.
Al Khalid-I will be handed over to formations that have a critical and decisive role during war. Chairman HIT Major General Syed Aamer Raza, highlighted ongoing projects, achievements of HIT and its contribution in defence industry by pursuing self-reliance.
General Bajwa expressed his confidence, satisfaction and appreciation for HIT’s state of the art products and capabilities. He lauded the efforts of HIT towards the attainment of self-reliance and manufacturing of world-class indigenous defense products.
Reiterating the need for bolstering defence and operational preparedness, the army chief said that defence preparation and operational readiness is necessary to ensure peace. However, if provoked we shall respond and respond with all our might, he said.