Army Chief lauds services of FWO in nation building
ISLAMABAD—Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said that Frontier Works Organizations (FWO) has played pivotal role in spearheading Army’s contribution in all nation building efforts.
Addressing the ceremony in connection with the golden jubilee celebrations of FWO held at Thalian near Islamabad Toll Plaza on motorway on Monday, COAS General Raheel Sharif said that over the years, FWO has developed into a strategic organization with tremendous capability to deliver projects of national significance.
In addition to numerous Hydel and mining projects, construction of KKH, Central Trade Corridor through wazirstan to Afghanistan, Coastal Highway and now over 1000 km CPEC roads are some of their signature projects. Going into inaccessible areas to connect the remotest parts of the country with mainland, highest quality work in least time have been its hallmark.
The COAS congratulated them on accomplishing the unthinkable and vowed for whole Army to continue working for security and prosperity of the country.
Army Chief General Raheel Sharif paid tributes to 1300 officers and soldiers of FWO for laying down their lives during executions of various national projects since their raising in 1966.
Earlier on arrival at Thalian, the COAS was received by Engineer in Chief Lt Gen Khalid Asghar and DG FWO Major General Muhammad Afzal.—INP