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Training of junior leaders important in modern warfare, says COAS Bajwa

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SHANKIARI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Junior Leaders Academy (JLA) Shankiari, Wednesday. - ISPR photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday visited the Junior Leaders Academy Shankiari (JLA).

In a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS was given detailed briefing by the Commandant of the Academy on training matters.

Speaking on the occasion, Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said that training of junior leaders is extremely important as in modern warfare they have a critical role to play.

On directions of the COAS the Academy is being upgraded as “Centre of Excellence for the Junior Military Leadership” with enhanced capacity and facilities.

Gen Bajwa also interacted with the faculty and was pleased to see young officers from FATA and Malakand as instructors.

IGT&E Lieutenant General Hidayat Ur Rehman and Commander Rawalpindi Corps Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza were also present during the visit.

JLA is a premium Army institution which imparts training on basic professional skills and leadership traits to Junior Commissioned officers (JCOs) and Non Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of Pakistan Armed forces as well as from number of friendly foreign countries.

Meanwhile, Nawaf Saeed Al-Malkiy, Ambassador of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) visited Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi Wednesday.

The Ambassador met the war wounded soldiers and inquired their well-being was given detailed briefing on the role and contributions of AFIRM is premier rehabilitating institute for the war wounded soldiers who have sacrificed their limbs during various military operations.

This State of the Art facility also provides services to both military and civilians affected by accidents, calamities, any kind of violence and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).

The visiting dignitary appreciated the high morale of soldiers and paid tribute for their contributions for peace and stability in the region. – NNI