Balochistan’s progress critical to prosperity of Pakistan: COAS

Gen Qamar attends National Workshop aimed at enhancing understanding about security issues in the country, says ISPR

NEWS DESK November 18, 2020
Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa also visited School of Infantry & Tactics. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that progress and stability in Balochistan is critical to the prosperity of Pakistan.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement on Tuesday that the army chief visited Quetta and interacted with participants of National Workshop Balochistan.

The National Workshop Balochistan is aimed at enhancing understanding of participants about critical national security issues, timely decision making process, national security management system and elements of national power, the military’s media wing said.


Speaking on the occasion, Gen Qamar said all stakeholders including the army have synergised their efforts for socio-eco uplift of the people of Balochistan.

Dilating upon security situation, he highlighted measures like fencing of Pak-Afghan and Pak- Iran borders, effective articulation of security apparatus deployed across the province, Quetta Safe City Project and many others, saying they will have positive impact on the overall security paradigm of the province.


Nefarious efforts of hostile elements to foment terrorism and create chaos in the largest province of Pakistan won’t be allowed to succeed, ISPR quoted the COAS as saying.

Gen Qamar reiterated that Pakistan’s peace and prosperity is linked with commitment to democracy and its values.

Later, the army chief visited School of Infantry and Tactics (SI&T).

Gen Qamar was briefed about new training modules and online examination systems enacted for young leadership.

He was also apprised of various innovative systems and techniques being incorporated in training regime.

While interacting with faculty and students, the COAS urged them to stay abreast with developments in modern warfare.

He appreciated the hard work and dedication of faculty and staff of SI&T in grooming the young officers and soldiers for taking on the future challenges befittingly.

Earlier, on arrival at Quetta, Lieutenant General Muhammad Waseem Ashraf, Commander Southern Command received the army chief.


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