RAWALPINDI – “There cannot be a bigger sacrifice for the motherland than one’s life or precious limbs”, said General Raheel Sharif, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) during his visit to Armed Forces Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine (AFIRM), Rawalpindi today.
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. COAS assured them that 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. 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.
COAS 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, Surgeon General Pakistan Army.