Progress and stability in Balochistan vital for Pakistan: Gen Bajwa

By: News Desk      Published: 01:39 AM, 18 Nov, 2020
Progress and stability in Balochistan vital for Pakistan: Gen Bajwa
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa.–File photo

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Quetta and interacted with the participants in the National Workshop Balochistan. 

The National Workshop Balochistan 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, the COAS said that progress and stability in Balochistan was critical to the prosperity of Pakistan. All stakeholders including the army have synergised their efforts for socio-economic uplift of the people of Balochistan. Dilating upon the security situation, the COAS highlighted that measures like fencing of the Pak-Afghan and PAK-Iran borders, effective articulation of security apparatus deployed across the province and Quetta Safe City Project will have a positive impact on the overall security paradigm of Balochistan. 

Efforts of hostile elements to foment terrorism and create chaos in the largest province of Pakistan will not succeed, the COAS said. Pakistan’s peace and prosperity are linked to commitment to democracy, he said.

Later, the COAS visited the School of Infantry and Tactics (SI&T). The COAS was briefed about the new training modules and online examination systems enacted for the young leadership. The COAS was also briefed about various innovative systems/techniques being incorporated in training regime. 

Interacting with faculty and students of SI&T, the COAS urged them to stay abreast of developments in modern warfare. He 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, Lieutenant General Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, Commander Southern Command received COAS.