Gen Bajwa says Pakistan still faces challenges but not as much as it has passed through in recent pastChief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said Pakistan is ready for any ‘unforeseen eventuality’ amid efforts for Afghan reconciliation and peace in the region.“While Pakistan continues to play its positive role towards success of Afghan reconciliation process and peace in the region, we also stay ready for any unforeseen eventuality,” the army chief said as he visited troops on forward posts along Pak-Afghan border at Dawatoi in North Waziristan. During the visit, the COAS was briefed about progress on border fencing, sanitisation operation, socio-economic development projects and rehabilitation of TDPs, said a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). This is the area where three Pakistan Army soldiers had embraced martyrdom on May 1 due to cross-border terrorist attack from Afghanistan on the fencing party.The army chief appreciated high morale of troops and their contributions for bringing about stability in the area. He said for this, Pakistan is solidifying its border through fencing, construction of new forts and posts and increase in strength of Frontier Corps troops for an effective border management. “Similarly, we continue to maintain required state of alertness and preparedness on our Eastern Border,” he said. “There are still challenges facing Pakistan but not as much as we have passed through in recent past. To continue the journey towards ultimate success, we need to stay patient, determined and united,” the COAS concluded.