RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that terrorists were desperately trying to harm the country and all possible steps had been taken to deal with them with iron hands.
These remarks he made during a visit to Corps Headquarters Quetta on Tuesday, said Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement. According to ISPR, on arrival, COAS was received by Commander 12 Corps Quetta Lt General Sarfraz Ali.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS said Pakistan Army will make all possible efforts towards the achievement of enduring peace for sustainable socio-economic development of the province. “Terrorists won’t be allowed to destabilize peace efforts,” the ISPR quoted COAS as saying.
The army chief emphasized that all-out efforts be made to assist the provincial government in ensuring law & order. He also appreciated officers and men for their dedicated efforts, continued vigilance and high morale.
Earlier, General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday visited Command and Staff College (C&SC) in Quetta where he addressed officers and faculty of the college.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS emphasized Pakistan’s resolve and determination to confront the global phenomenon of terrorism by adopting a whole nation approach.
COAS was given a detailed briefing on the security situation, Operational preparedness, border management including fencing along Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran borders, the army’s media wing said.
The army chief was also briefed on socio-economic initiatives undertaken by the Pakistan Army in support of the goverment of Balochistan and efforts for capacity enhancement of LEAs to ensure peace.
“Future of enduring peace and stability in South Asia hinges on the ability to resolve long pending issues within the region. This can be complemented through meaningful international support and will to take on complex challenges,” he added.