Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa pledged on Tuesday “all necessary assistance” to the government of Balochistan for restoration of peace in the province.
“The COAS said army will render all necessary assistance for restoration of peace…, capacity building of the LEAs and by providing security for all projects in remote areas,” the ISPR quoted Gen Qamar as saying.
According to the military’s media wing, the army chief, during his visit to headquarters Southern Command in Quetta, lauded the integrated approach adopted by the security forces, and the civilian government for security and development of the province.
General Qamar vowed “zero tolerance” against terrorism and directed focused and indiscriminate operations against terrorists of all kind in coordination with intelligence and other LEAs. Commending the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) and National Logistics Cell (NLC) for developing road network in the province, the COAS stressed the need to further accelerate development projects to ensure greater connectivity for the people. “The COAS expressed the resolve to ensure fool proof security arrangements for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).”