Terrorism can only be eliminated through collective efforts: Army Chief

Army chief visits Samungli and Khalid airbases and injured soldiers admitted in CMH Quetta.

Web Desk August 16, 2014

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said on Saturday that a united approach which includes the whole nation and the security forces can eventually eliminate terrorism and ensure durable peace in Balochistan and the rest of the country.

According to an ISPR press release, the army chief visited PAF Base Samungli and Khalid Aviation Base in Quetta on Saturday.

He commended the soldiers on thwarting a terror attack. He also appreciated the local population for their cooperation in informing and encircling the terrorists who wanted to attack the two airbases.

The COAS said the entire nation had rejected terrorism and wanted to get rid of all terrorists. He vowed that a united approach including the whole nation and the security forces will eventually eliminate terrorism and ensure durable peace in Balochistan and the rest of the country.

Between the night of August 13 and 14, as many as 12 armed militants had tried storm the two airbases in Quetta, but the attack was thwarted by security forces, who suffered as many as 11 injuries.

The COAS later visited the Combined Military Hospital in Quetta and met the injured security officials and inquired after their health.

Along with Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch, Gen Sharif then visited Southern Command Quetta Headquarters. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua gave detailed briefing on the overall law and order situation in the province.

The chief minister appreciated the Army’s efforts for stability and development of the province.

Gen Sharif said the Army will continue playing its role in the area.


US CENTCOM | 8 years ago | Reply

The recent attacks in Quetta (Samungli airbase and Khalid military airbase) show the terrorists remain focused on destabilizing the region. The TTP have claimed responsibility for the attacks, and this is not the first time they have unraveled their terrorist agenda. Terrorist organizations like the TTP have long been focused on working against our (Pakistan and U.S.) peace objectives in the region. Unfortunately for them, the people of the region have rejected their evil ideology and the TTP are no longer able to manipulate people into believing that they are fighting for a cause. Incidents like these also prove that conspiracy theorists have no excuse or reason to support conspiracy theories. We have always emphasized shared cooperation between our nations, and it is simply imperative for our nations to remain unified against those who pose a threat to the safety of our nations. We certainly hope to work together and remain confident of achieving our common objectives through mutual cooperation.

Ali Khan Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

Shiv | 8 years ago | Reply

' whole nation and the security forces will eventually eliminate terrorism' ?

Interesting, Where are you, above, below, with or within the nation?

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