Chief of Army Staff visits Quetta; lays floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada

Rawalpindi, December 06, 2016 (PPI-OT): General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Quetta . Soon after his arrival at Quetta, COAS laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to acknowledge the sacrifices of all martyrs who laid their lives for the motherland. Later, COAS visited headquarters Southern Command where he was briefed in detail about the operational preparedness of the Command, overall security situation in Balochistan and ongoing stabilization operations.

COAS commended Army, Frontier Corps, Law Enforcement Agencies and Intelligence agencies for noticeable improvement in law and order situation in the province. He particularly lauded support and sacrifices of the people of Balochistan for restoration of peace in the province. Appreciating the integrated approach adopted by Army and Civil Govt for security and dev, COAS said Army will render all necessary assistance to the Provincial govt for restoration of peace in the province, capacity building of the LEAs and by providing security for all projects in remote areas.

He vowed zero tolerance against terrorism and directed focused and indiscriminate operations against terrorists of all kind in cord with Int and other LEAs. COAS commended FWO and NLC for developing road network in the province, and stressed the need to further accelerate development projects to ensure greater connectivity for the masses. COAS expressed the resolve to ensure fool proof security arrangements for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Earlier COAS was received by Commander Southern Command, Lt Gen Aamer Riaz on his arrival at Quetta.

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