RAWALPINDI: Balochistan “is in sharp focus” of Pakistan’s enemies because of the province’s “strategic potential”, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa mentioned, in accordance with a press release launched Wednesday by the navy’s spokesperson.
In his assertion, Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar, director-general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), quoted Gen Bajwa as saying: “Balochistan is the way forward for Pakistan and progress and prosperity of the province is the progress of the nation.
“The disruptive efforts by hostile forces won’t be allowed to succeed,” the COAS emphasised in his tackle to the garrison officers, whom he lauded for his or her preparedness and efforts in making certain peace and stability within the province regardless of difficulties of terrain and distances concerned.
“Security, stability, and prosperity of Balochistan shall be pursued and ensured to the hilt,” he added.
According to Maj Gen Iftikhar, Gen Bajwa “was apprised about prevailing security challenges in the province and the measures taken, including border management along Pakistan-Afghan and Pakistan-Iran Border” on the HQ Southern Command.
He was acquired by Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Sarfraz Ali on arrival in Quetta.
During his day-long go to, Gen Bajwa additionally met the households of the Machh bloodbath victims and interacted with a big gathering of the Hazara neighborhood. He was additionally given an in depth safety temporary on the HQ Southern Command.
“The COAS also spent time with the bereaved families of Machh incident victims and shared their grief. [Gen Bajwa] assured them that perpetrators of this heinous incident shall be brought to justice and blood of the martyrs will not go waste,” the DG ISPR mentioned.