Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and progress and prosperity of the province is progress of the country.
According to ISPR, addressing the garrison officers during his visit to Quetta today (Wednesday), he appreciated their preparedness and efforts for ensuring peace and stability in the province despite difficulties of terrain and distances involved. He said Balochistan is in sharp focus of our enemies due to its strategic potential but disruptive efforts by hostile forces won't be allowed to succeed.
Army Chief said security, stability and prosperity of Balochistan shall be pursued and ensured to the hilt.
Earlier, 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, he was apprised about prevailing security challenges in the province and the measures taken, including border management along Pak- Afghan and Pak-Iran Border. He 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.
The COAS was received by Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali on his arrival to Quetta.