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COAS Bajwa inaugurates modern Tunneling Institute of Pakistan

RAWALPINDI: Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that additional manpower and resources should be provided to the polio teams to ensure a safe and secure environment at sensitive locations,  the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.



COAS Bajwa inaugurates modern Tunneling Institute of Pakistan
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According to the military’s media wing, Gen Bajwa visited the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC), where he was briefed on the latest polio campaigns conducted in the country and the challenges being faced.

“The COAS directed to provide additional manpower/resources in sensitive locations to ensure a safe and secure environment for polio teams for proper reach and effectiveness of polio campaigns to achieve the objective of a polio-free Pakistan,” said the ISPR.

Before visiting the NEOC, the army chief visited the Tunneling Institute of Pakistan (TIP) where he inaugurated the state-of-the-art tunneling Institute launched by the Frontier Works Organisation.

TIP will promote professional tunneling expertise including research and development and synergize tunneling resources.

“TIP will provide a distinctive platform to encompass tunneling education through both tunneling academia and industry experts. TIP is only sixth such facility in the world which has been completed and operationalized within the planned time frame of 10 months by FWO,” said the ISPR.

Earlier on arrival at TIP, the army chief was received by Engineer in Chief (E-In-C) Lieutenant General Moazzam Ejaz and Director General FWO Major General Kamal Azfar.