Gen. Raheel Sharif spent Eid ul Fitr with soldiers on the battlefield, commending their sacrifices in the war on terror.
Militancy has destroyed the fabric of society, and youth want to be part of the solution, analysts say.
Pakistani authorities have reinforced security in mosques and other public areas for the holiday.
About 2,000 of better equipped and well-trained jawans have joined FC to fight terrorism.
The Punjab Police Counter Terrorism Department killed 70 militants in recent operations.
Terrorists have been on the run during the 2 years of the offensive in North Waziristan.
The trading route needs better protection for thousands of daily travellers and truck drivers, authorities say.