RAWALPINDI – The supreme head of Pakistan armed forces and President of Pakistan, Mamnoon Hussain visited Armed Forced Institute of Rehabilitation Medicines (AFIRM) Rawalpindi to cheer the war wounded brave sons of soil.
According to an official communique issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), President Mamnoon Hussain made the visit to the facility on Saturday noon. Upon his arrival, the chief of army General Raheel Sharif received the supreme commander of armed forces.
The president paid rich tributes to the valiant sons of the soil for having displayed extreme courage and determination in fighting all challenges to ensure security of the motherland, even at the cost of their limbs.
The president was given detailed briefing on the role and contributions of AFIRM in rehabilitating the war wounded soldiers who have sacrificed their limbs during various military operations.
He also inaugurated a State of the Art Artificial Limbs and Appliances Centre at AFIRM, which will cater for the needs of both military and civilians affected by accidents, calamities, any kind of violence and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs).
The President said that the whole nation takes pride in our Armed forces and acknowledges their achievements and sacrifices may it be during war, internal security duties or nation building projects across the length and breadth of the country.
During his visit, he particularly appreciated the standard of facilities and care extended to the inmates by a team of dedicated doctors and paramedical staff of AFIRM, who are making all out efforts to reintegrate the wounded soldiers into the society. The President also appreciated the concerted efforts at Army level for transforming AFIRM into a premier rehabilitative medicine institute with all specialties available under one roof, and welcomed the initiative to expand the scope of the Institute to accommodate more civilian cases.