Balochistan to soon become a land of peace: Gen Raheel

Published: December 16, 2014
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Express News screengrab of Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif with Balochistan Chief Minsiter Abdul Malik Baloch.

Express News screengrab of Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif with Balochistan Chief Minsiter Abdul Malik Baloch.

QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif has said a handful of elements spreading hatred and terrorism in Balochistan would be defeated completely and the province would soon become a land of peace, Radio Pakistan reported. 

Addressing the passing out parade of Balochistan recruits in Quetta on Tuesday, Sharif said Pakistan’s future is linked with the development of Balochistan and it is a matter of satisfaction that the people of Balochistan have rejected all the anti-state elements.

He said the armed forces of Pakistan are a symbol of national integrity and keeping in view this fact, thousands of youths of Balochistan have been inducted into the army as officers and soldiers.

The army chief said the incumbent Balochistan government has been taking all the possible measures for development of the province, and the Pakistan Army has been fully supporting it in all the fields including law and order.

“The Pakistan army is assisting the police and other law enforcement agencies with capacity building,” the army chief said, while addressing a passing out parade in Quetta.

Thanking Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Malik Baloch for being a part of the occasion, the army chief congratulated the cadets on their passing out.

“This day is not only memorable for you, but it is also memorable for Pakistan. It is an important day for the nation,” Raheel said.

He also said the Pakistan Army would recruit Baloch youth, adding, “I am sure the youth of Balochistan will not fall behind.”

“The progress of Balochistan is a priority for all of us, and Pakistan’s future is linked with the Balochistan’s progress,” the army chief said.

“It [Balochistan] will become an example of peace and prosperity.”

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Zaida Parvez
    Dec 16, 2014 - 1:24PM

    There hasn’t been peace there for 67 years. What are the odds?

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  • Parvez
    Dec 16, 2014 - 1:24PM

    Excellent…….but who will save Balochistan from the Baloch Sardars ?

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  • naeem khan
    Dec 16, 2014 - 1:55PM

    high hopes

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  • pakistani
    Dec 16, 2014 - 1:59PM

    @Zaida Parvez:
    you should worried about india. lets talk about kashmir, should we?

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  • Kazim
    Dec 16, 2014 - 2:47PM

    Obvious hint to brace up the Nation for Next sacred operation # Zarb-e-Haider

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  • Asad
    Dec 16, 2014 - 5:21PM

    Insha Allah..

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  • Rex Minor
    Dec 16, 2014 - 5:50PM

    The guy is going loco, the military usualy listens to their own voices.

    Rex Minor

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  • US CENTCOM
    Dec 16, 2014 - 7:05PM

    I hope to see Balochistan free of all violence that has plagued the region for years. And on the same note, I hope to see peace prevail throughout the whole country.

    Ali Khan
    Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

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