LAHORE -  Chief of the Army Staff General Raheel Sharif yesterday visited Government College University (GCU) Lahore, his alma mater and interacted with the students and faculty members.

He visited various sections of the premier institute specially those parts where he had spent his days as a student.

While paying rich tributes to both the faculty and management of the University for their role towards grooming and honing our youth, the COAS said the GCU has always played a pivotal role in producing a stream of scholars, scientists, artists and intellectuals of international acclaim, who have contributed immensely in their respective domain.

The COAS urged the youth to always focus on 3Cs (Character, Courage and Competence) and strive for honour and dignity through hard work and faith in Allah.

The COAS while expressing his optimism of a brighter future of the country said that Pakistanis are a great nation and our human resource is our real asset.

He said Operation Zarb-e-Azb has laid a strong foundation for peace and progress of the country and you can play an important role towards taking Pakistan to new heights.