COAS meets families of victims of Mach incident during Quetta visit

By: News Desk      Published: 09:33 PM, 13 Jan, 2021
COAS meets families of victims of Mach incident during Quetta visit

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Wednesday visited Quetta on a day-long visit.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations release, the COAS was given detailed security brief at HQ Southern Command, met families of victims of Mach incident and also interacted with a large gathering of Hazara community.

At HQ Southern Command, COAS was apprised about prevailing security challenges in the province and the measures taken, including border management along with Pak- Afghan and Pak-Iran Border.

“COAS also spent time with the bereaved families of Mach incident victims and shared their grief. COAS assured them that perpetrators of this heinous incident shall be brought to justice and blood of the martyrs will not go waste,” said the ISPR release.

Later, COAS addressed the garrison officers. He appreciated their preparedness and efforts for ensuring peace and stability in the province despite difficulties of terrain and distances involved.

“Balochistan is in sharp focus of our enemies due to its strategic potential,” COAS remarked.

The COAS reiterated that Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and the progress and prosperity of the province is the progress of the country.

“The disruptive efforts by hostile forces won't be allowed to succeed, COAS emphasised. Security, stability and prosperity of Balochistan shall be pursued/ ensured to the hilt,” COAS concluded.

Earlier, on arrival at Quetta, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, Commander Southern Command.