Peace in Balochistan vital for Pakistan’s progress: Gen Bajwa

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QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Saturday that keeping the law and order situation of Balochistan under control was the main goal of armed forces as Pakistan’s progress was linked to peace, stability and progress of the province.

He said this during a meeting with Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal Khan, said a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The statement added that the two officials discussed the security situation in the province.

According to ISPR, Kamal appreciated the efforts of the armed forces in enabling a secure environment for the execution of socio-economic development projects as part of ‘Khushal Balochistan’ programme.

Gen Bajwa said that fencing the Pak-Afghan border and enhancing security coordination on the Pak-Iran border shall further improve the security situation of the province.