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Gen Bajwa says Balochistan is Pakistan’s future

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QUETTA:   Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and it is our duty to fully assist the Govt and the people of the province, said Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to country’s southeastern province.

Expressing his satisfaction over the current situation, he hoped that these steps will help elevating the overall security and socio-economic indicators in Balochistan.

Pakistan has long been battling a low level insurgency in Balochistan where the army has succeeded in maintaining a relative calm during recent years.

According to statement issued by the army’s media wing ISPR, the army chief also visited the Headquarters of Southern Command Quetta during his Balochistan visit.

The army chief was briefed about security situation of the province, pursuance of National Action Plan, Operation Radd ul Fassad and socio-economic development projects undertaken as part of Khushal Balochistan Program.

“Balochistan is future of Pakistan and it is our duty to fully assist the government and the people of Balochistan towards a shining future,” the statement quoted the army chief as saying.

Later on, he also visited School of Infantry and Tactics, Quetta and met with the faculty.

General Bajwa said  Pakistan Army has played an important role for reduction in the internal security threats as well as effective response along borders.

“COAS said that nation acknowledges and fully supports Pak Army’s contributions in our fight against terrorism and militancy. ‘We shall always come up to the expectations of the people of Pakistan who are our real strength” the ISPR quoted him as saying.