Bajwa inaugurates work on Balochistan portion of Pak-Afghan fence

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – May 9, 2018
QUETTA: Chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa inaugurated work on border fencing along the Balochistan portion of Pak-Afghan border at Panjpai on Tuesday, interacting with the tribal leaders and locals at the occasion, Bajwa thanked them for their full support and cooperation in fencing as well as their participation in maintaining security situation.

According to an inter services public relations (ISPR) statement, he said that the fencing will check cross border movement of terrorists. However special arrangements have been made to facilitate bilateral economic activity and legal movement in any way or form through designated crossing points.

Balochistan chief minister (CM) Abdul Qadoos Bazinjo thanked Pakistan army and frontier corps (FC) for working hand in glove with the provincial government to achieve a common vision of shining Balochistan.

At Quetta, Bajwa did earth breaking ceremony of national university of science and technology (NUST) campus. With an estimated cost of Rs 2.63 billion, the campus spans over 30 acres and will house 550 students.

Besides usual disciplines, it will also have fields pandering to specific requirements of Balochistan such as mining, water resource engineering, etcetera.

Later he also inaugurated the Quetta safe city project which was held up for the last five years. It will cost Rs 2.28 billion rupees. Upon completion, it will result in quick incremental betterment in law and order situation and make Quetta more safe and secure.

Bajwa also interacted with youth from various universities of Quetta. He said that army will wholeheartedly support the government in bringing a revolution in services, particularly in fields of education, health, electricity, water and infrastructure.

Bajwa said that our aim is to ensure that Balochistan does not have to rely on any quota or special arrangement, rather, people have the same level of life as they can in any other part of the country.

He said that Pakistan has rejected terrorism and has achieved better peace after great sacrifices by its armed forces and that this stance against terrorism is backed by the whole nation. However, Bajwa noted that some elements are trying to influence the minds of our youth at this stage to create anarchy and dissatisfaction in the society.

“Pakistan army will ensure the defence of the motherland in discharge of our constitutional duties. It is for everyone to ensure that they abide by law of the land and remain within the bounds of constitution,” he mentioned.

Bajwa asked the youth to take Pakistan forward through devotion, hard work and character.