COAS overviews SC-HQ COVID-19 relief activities

By Staff Reporter
Thursday – May 14, 2020
RAWALPINDI: The chief of army staff (COAS) general Qamar Javed Bajwa, Wednesday, visited Quetta, during visit, COAS attended briefing at the southern command (SC) headquarters (HQ), visited garrison quarantine facility for COVID-19 (coronavirus) and interacted with troops busy in COVID-19 relief activities.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement, during visit to SC-HQ, COAS was briefed in detail on security situation, operational preparedness of the formations and border management including fencing along Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran borders.

COAS was apprised about the formation’s assistance to civil administration in fighting the pandemic and continued measures for socio-economic uplift of the area.

During visit to garrison quarantine facility, COAS appreciated the formation for arrangements and facilities established as per health standard operating procedures (SOPs) and guidelines.

While interacting with officers and men, COAS lauded their dedication and professionalism.

COAS said that Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and it is our duty to fully assist its government and people towards a peaceful and prosperous Balochistan.

COAS directed all commanders to reach out to people in far flung areas of Balochistan to help mitigate challenges faced by the masses due to COVID-19.

Earlier on arrival at Quetta, COAS was received by SC commander lieutenant general Muhammad Waseem Ashraf.