Conduct of Census will be completed at any cost: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that the conduct of Census will be completed at any cost.

He said that the soldiers and civil enumerators who embraced Shahadat in Lahore following suicide attack were on Census duty, Inter Services Public Relation’s (ISPR) media release here stated.

“Conduct of Census is a national obligation. Sacrifice of precious lives of civil enumerators and soldiers is beyond any doubt a great sacrifice,” the COAS said.

“These sacrifices will only strengthen our resolve and with the support of entire nation, we will cleanse the menace of terrorism from our soil,” he said.

“My heart goes to bereaved families and my highest tributes to martyrs who laid their lives in the line of duty,” he added.