Gen Bajwa pays farewell visit to Quetta Garrison

COAS also inaugurated Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology, says ISPR

News Desk November 23, 2022
COAS Bajwa while interacting with officers and troops at the Quetta Garrison

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Quetta Garrison as part of his farewell visits, the Inter-Services Public Relations said in a statement on Tuesday.

The army chief appreciated the efforts and contributions of the corps and its formations towards peace and stability in the province, their assistance to the provincial government during the recent flooding and socio-economic development.

Upon his arrival, the army chief was received by the Corps Commander Lieutenant General Asif Ghafoor. He laid a floral wreath at the martyrs’ monument and interacted with officers and troops, the military's media wing said.

Later, General Bajwa also inaugurated Sheikh Muhammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Institute of Cardiology Quetta (ICQ), which is the first-ever cardiac facility of 120 beds established in collaboration with the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

UAE ambassador, Urban Poverty Alleviation Programme's (UPAP) director, Balochistan governor and the provincial chief secretary were also present on the occasion, according to the ISPR.

"The COAS said that this cardiac institute will serve the population of Balochistan in Quetta and two more such facilities are also planned for Balochistan under the same project," the statement read.

The COAS also presented Sitara-e-Quaid-i-Azam to Director UPAP Abdullah Khalifa Saeed Al-Ghafeli on behalf of President Dr Arif Alvi.

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General Bajwa also visited the Command and Staff College and the School of Infantry and Tactics. During these visits, the army chief interacted with faculty and student officers.

Meanwhile, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Nadeem Raza also paid farewell visits to the Naval Headquarters and Air Headquarters in Islamabad today, the ISPR said.

During his visits, General Raza called on Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi CNS, Pak Navy and Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu, CAS, PAF.

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"The CJCSC expressed his satisfaction on the combat readiness of Pak Navy and PAF and appreciated their resolve to safeguard the maritime and aerial frontiers of the country," the military said in a statement.

The naval and air chief thanked the outgoing CJCSC for playing a vital role in enhancing jointness amongst tri-services.

Earlier upon arrival at the Air and Naval Headquarters, smartly turned-out contingents presented Guard of Honour to General Nadeem Raza.


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