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General Raheel Sharif, COAS attended the golden jubilee celebrations of Frontier Works Organisation at Thalian, near Islamabad toll plaza on motorway on 31 Oct 2016. FWO has played central role in spearheading Army’s contribution in all nation building efforts. He said that over the years, FWO has developed into a strategic organization with tremendous capability to deliver projects of national significance.
In addition to numerous Hydel and mining projects, construction of KKH, Central Trade Corridor through wazirstan to Afghanistan, Coastal Highway and now over 1000 Kms CPEC Roads are some of their signature projects. Going into inaccessible areas to connect the remotest parts of the country with mainland, highest quality work in least time have been its hallmark. COAS congratulated them on accomplishing the unthinkable and vowed for whole Army to continue working for security and prosperity of the country. COAS paid tributes to 1300 officers and soldiers of FWO for laying down their lives during execustions of various national projects since their raising in 1966.

Earlier on arrival at Thalian COAS was received by Lt Gen Khalid Asghar, Engineer in Chief and Major General Muhammad Afzal,

 
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