LAHORE: Director General Punjab Rangers, Major General Umar Farooq Burki,  has said Pakistan has been facing security challenges and cross-border aggression.

“We are determined to eliminate terrorism, repel cross border aggression and make the country’s defence invincible,” Major General Burki said while speaking at a passing out parade today.

On the occasion, troops carried out the mock exercise, displaying their skills to overcome terrorists.

The Major General said the Rangers have a key role and sacrifices rendered by its jawans (soldiers) would be carved in history with golden words. He said soldiers who are undergoing training will have to adopt the best strategy to overcome terrorism.

He said that Rangers have a vital role in maintaining security of the country. The DG reviewed the parade at the centre. The Anti-Terrorism Force (ATF) displayed their skills and operated live fire. The personnel showed skills regarding emergency response, crossing hurdles, climbing high buildings, rescue operations and others.

General Burki lauded the performances of the troops. He said that Rangers personnel are ready at all times to counter terrorism. Prizes were also distributed among all 77 passing out cadets.