No bigger sacrifice for motherland than life: COAS


There cannot be a bigger sacrifice for the motherland than one’s life or precious limbs, said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif during his visit to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi ON Monday.
The COAS paid rich tributes to the sacrifices, valour and determination of the soldiers who were injured in the ongoing war on terror. He said, “Our injured soldiers are our National Heroes and Nation is proud of them.” The COAS assured them that the army fully acknowledges their sacrifices and would do everything to bring comfort in their lives.
During his visit to AFIRM, COAS was given a detailed briefing on rehabilitation work undertaken by the Institute. With concerted efforts at the Army level, AFIRM has transformed into a premier rehabilitative medical institute with all sub specialties available under one roof.
The COAS appreciated the standard of facilities and care extended to the inmates by a team of dedicated doctors and paramedical staff of AFIRM and praised their efforts in helping all military personnel wounded in various operations.
General Raheel Sharif inaugurated Resettlement/Vocational Training Department where wounded soldiers will be imparted vocational training to help them integrate in the society as useful citizens once again.
Earlier on arrival, the COAS was received by Lieutenant General Azhar Rashid, the Pakistan Army surgeon general.