COAS inaugurates cardiology institute in Quetta during Garrison’s visit
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As part of the farewell visits, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday visited Quetta Garrison.
COAS General Bajwa laid a floral wreath at the Martyrs’ monument and interacted with officers and troops at the garrison.
The COAS appreciated the efforts and contributions of the Corps and its formations toward peace and stability in the province.
General Bajwa also lauded the assistance of the Corps to the provincial government during the recent flooding and socio-economic development.
Later, the COAS inaugurated Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology Quetta (ICQ), a first-ever cardiac facility of 120 beds established in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The UAE ambassador, Director UPAP, Governor of Balochistan, and Chief Secretary of Balochistan were also present on the occasion.
The COAS said that this cardiac institute will serve the population of Balochistan at Quetta and two more such facilities are also planned for Balochistan under the same project.
General Bajwa also presented Sitara-e-Quaid-i-Azam on behalf of the President of Pakistan to H.E. Abdullah Khalifa Saeed Al-Ghafeli Director of UPAP.
He also visited the Command & Staff College (C&SC) and the School of Infantry & Tactics (SI&T). During the visits, COAS interacted with faculty and student officers.
Earlier, on arrival at Quetta, COAS was received by the Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor.