Pakistanis are a peace and sports loving nation: Gen Qamar

Army chief praises citizens' resilience, says despite all challenges the country is bound to rise

News Desk October 31, 2017
Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa. PHOTO: ISPR / FILE

Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistanis are a resilient peace and sports-loving nation that is bound to rise despite all challenges, a statement issued by the military’s media wing said on Tuesday.

Speaking at the concluding session of the Pakistan Motor Rally 2017, Gen Qamar said: “The motor rally is a vindication of Pakistan’s progress towards peace and stability. Every Pakistani from Khunjerab to Gwadar is committed to peace and progress of the country.”

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the rally which started on 21 October from Khunjerab finished in Gwadar on Tuesday night.

“Balochistan’s progress is Pakistan’s progress,” the chief of army staff (COAS) said.

While focusing on the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, Gen Qamar said: “CPEC will be truly successful when it lifts Balochistan to its rightful place.”

Pakistan Army will extend full support and assist the socio-economic development of Balochistan by the government, he added.

The COAS also appreciated the spirit of organisers, participants and the supporters from across the country.

A large gathering of local population, civil and military officials were present on the occasion to witness the concluding event held under arrangements of the Pakistan Army.

Gen Qamar along with Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Khan Zehri and former Balochistan CM Dr Abdul Malik witnessed final segment of the rally and distributed prizes to various participants.

On arrival, Gen Qamar was received by Commander Southern Command Lt-Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa as host organiser of the event.

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