COAS Gen Bajwa says efforts underway to secure Balochistan

By Staff Reporter
Wednesday – November 18, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general (Gen) Qamar Javed Bajwa dilating upon security situation in Balochistan, Tuesday, highlighted measures like fencing of Pakistan-Afghanistan and Pakistan-Iran border, effective articulation of security apparatus deployed across the province, Quetta safe city project, etc., which will have a positive impact on the overall security paradigm in Pakistan’s largest province.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) press release, COAS Gen Bajwa visited Quetta and interacted with participants of National Workshop Balochistan (NWB).

The NWB is aimed at enhancing understanding of participants about critical national security issues, timely decision making process, national security management system and elements of national power.

Speaking on the occasion, he said that progress and stability in Balochistan is critical to the prosperity of Pakistan.

All stakeholders including the army have synergised their efforts for socio-economic uplift of the people of Balochistan, COAS Gen Bajwa added.

Nefarious efforts of hostile elements to foment terrorism and create chaos in the largest province of Pakistan won’t be allowed to succeed, he emphasised.

Pakistan’s peace and prosperity is linked with commitment to democracy and its values, COAS Gen Bajwa reiterated.

Later, the COAS visited school of infantry and tactics (SI-T).

He was briefed about new training modules and online examination systems enacted for young leadership.

COAS Gen Bajwa was also briefed about various innovative systems/techniques being incorporated in the training regime.

While interacting with faculty and students of SI-T, he urged them to stay abreast with developments in modern warfare.

COAS Gen Bajwa appreciated the hard work and dedication of faculty and staff of SI-T in grooming the young officers and soldiers for taking on the future challenges befittingly.

Earlier, on arrival at Quetta, southern command commander (SC-C) lieutenant general (Lt.Gen) Muhammad Waseem Ashraf received the COAS.