Iffat Hassan Rizvi, Defence Correspondent-
Underscoring importance of basic traits of soldiering Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed on Friday that regardless of the advancement in warfare technology, the basic traits of soldiering are linked with maintaining high standards of training and physical fitness.
Addressing the Garrison officers during his visit to Karachi, COAS further stated that Pakistan Army takes pride in maintaining high degree of training and physical fitness standards.
Army chief attended the closing ceremony of Physical Agility and Combat Efficiency System (PACES) Championship and witnessed training exercise of mechanised formation. On the occasion, the COAS talked to officers about environment, challenges and the response.
COAS also awarded prizes to winner of Army PACES and Young Soldiers Paces championship. Gujranwala Corps team won the 8th Army PACES Championship while Engineer Centre team won the 7th Young Soldiers Paces Championship.Lieutenant General Humayun Aziz, Corps Commander Karachi accompanied COAS during the visit.
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