Islamabad - Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif has said that fear and retribution from the terrorists and criminals have largely been reduced.

Addressing the 49th convocation ceremony of College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in Islamabad yesterday, the Army Chief said an environment has been created where fear and retribution from the terrorists and criminals have largely been reduced.

 He said relative security needs to be transformed into an enduring peace and stability for the nation. “Whole of the nation’s approach is important to bring our endeavours to a logical end,” he added.       

He congratulated the graduating students and stressed the need for investing in future generations to steer Pakistan towards success.

To this end, he said that every individual, especially the educated professional, has an enormous responsibility, adding it is believed that today’s fellows will rise and shine as the future of Pakistan.

General Raheel Sharif appreciated the college leadership for improving postgraduate medical education and healthcare services in the country.  

Earlier, President CPSP Professor Zafarullah Chaudhry in his welcome address acknowledged efforts of Raheel Sharif for peace and stability, achievements against terrorism and modernising the healthcare system in Pakistan Army.

The Army Chief was also conferred upon the honorary fellowship of the CPSP on his vision, resolve, sincerity and commitment against terrorism.