Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday said the Pakistan army would make all possible efforts towards achievement of enduring peace for sustainable socio-economic development of Balochistan province.
The Army Chief expressed these views during his visit to Corps Headquarters Quetta, said an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release here received.
The COAS was given a detailed briefing on the security situation, operational preparedness, border management including fencing along Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran borders.
The Army Chief was also briefed on the socio-economic initiatives undertaken by Army in support of the Government of Balochistan and efforts underway for capacity enhancement of law enforcement agencies (LEAs) to ensure peace and stability.
The COAS said, “The terrorists won’t be allowed to destabilize peace efforts.” He emphasized that all-out efforts would be made to assist the provincial government in ensuring law and order.
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The COAS lauded officers and men for their dedicated efforts, continued vigilance and high morale. On his arrival, the COAS was received by Corps Commander Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali.
PM Imran Khan arrived in Quetta
Prime Minister Imran Khan has arrived in Quetta, and will shortly visit Ziarat today (Tuesday) as well for a one-day visit.
Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Political Communication, Dr Shahbaz Gill, earlier tweeted about the prime minister’s visit.
The prime minister will arrive at the Command and Staff College in Quetta and will also visit the Quaid-e-Azam’s residency in Ziarat.
There, he will visit the Quaid-e-Azam University as well, according to Gill.
A day earlier, army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived at the Command and Staff College where he addressed officers and staff at the institute.
The COAS, speaking on the occasion, emphasised Pakistan’s resolve and determination to confront the global phenomenon of terrorism by adopting the whole of nation approach.
He said that the future of enduring peace and stability in South Asia hinges on the ability to resolve long pending issues within the region.
“This can be complemented through meaningful international support and will to take on complex challenges,” the Army Chief underscored.
Focusing on the COVID-19 pandemic, the army chief said that Pakistan Army, along with other state institutions, would do all efforts to mitigate the challenges faced by the people.
The COAS;’s address to staff course-2020-21 focused on professional matters, internal and external security situation, and matters concerning the regional security environment.
APP with additional input by GVS News Desk