Army chief satisfied with Balochistan’s security, development


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the prevailing security situation as well as the continuing socio-economic development projects in Balochistan.

On his visit to the Headquarters Southern Command in Quetta, the army chief was briefed about the security situation of the province, pursuance of the National Action Plan and Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, and development projects initiated as part of Khush Hal Balochistan Programme.

“These steps will help elevating the overall security and socio-economic indicators in the province,” Gen Qamar was quoted as saying.

According to the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said that Balochistan “is future of Pakistan and it is our duty to fully assist the government and the people of Balochistan towards a shining future”.

Later, the COAS visited School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta and met with the faculty.

“Pakistan Army has played an important role for reduction in the internal security threats as well as effective response along borders,” he said.

The nation, he added, acknowledged and fully supported Pakistan Army’s contributions in the state’s fight against terrorism and militancy.

“We shall always come up to the expectations of the people of Pakistan who are our real strength,” Gen Bajwa concluded.