Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited Skardu and Forward Locations at Minimerg and Domel Sectors in Gilgit Baltistan,.
The COAS was briefed about the current internal security situation of the region, in the aftermath of shahadat of 18 innocent citizens at Harban Nullah, Dassu on 28 February 2012.
He instructed the local commanders to extend full cooperation to Civil Administration in maintenance of law and order. Later, the COAS met troops deployed in sub zero temperatures, at the highest mountainous region anywhere in the world.
He commended their selfless devotion and fortitude in braving the rough weather and performing duties in an area where even survival is an achievement. COAS was accompanied by Lieutenant General Khalid Nawaz, Commander Rawalpindi Corps. ISPR