Army would welcome an all inclusive election in Balochistan: Kayani

Army chief reiterates committment to extend all possible assistance to the election commission.


Web Desk April 04, 2013
Army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani emphasis the need for participation by all political parties. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

QUETTA: With the elections fast approaching, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani reiterated the military’s commitment to extend all possible assistance to the election commission and emphasised the need for participation by all political parties in the elections.

According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) release on Thursday, the army chief visited Quetta and held meetings with the Governor Zulfiqar Ali Magsi and caretaker Chief Minister Nawab Ghous Bakhsh Barozai.

They discussed the prevailing security situation and smooth conduct of the upcoming general elections. The army chief said that the army will extend possible assistance for holding free, fair and peaceful elections.

The provincial leadership was further assured by Kayani that the army will welcome an all inclusive elections. The need for participation by all political parties in the May elections was also emphasised.

During his visit, he was also briefed by Commander of the Southern Command about the security situation in the province and progress of development projects undertaken by the army in Balochistan.

COMMENTS (10)

Salman | 8 years ago | Reply

@BLing BLing: yes Dear, every Pakistani owns Balochistan as would Gen Kayani. No matter how hard you people train few terrorists, Pakistan will keep owning Balochistan. Sweet dreams

janjua | 8 years ago | Reply

We love you and proud of you Pak Army

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