'Zero tolerance policy': Army Chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa orders indiscriminate operation across Balochistan

Dawood Rehman 05:50 PM | 6 Dec, 2016
'Zero tolerance policy': Army Chief Gen. Qamar Bajwa orders indiscriminate operation across Balochistan
QUETTA - In his first visit as army chief to Quetta, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday ordered to continue indiscriminate operation against militants across Balochistan.

The army chief, who took the command of Pakistan’s powerful army from his predecessor Gen (r) Raheel Sharif last month, also praised the performance of security agencies in controlling the insurgency in the province, the ISPR said in a statement.


Soon after his arrival at Quetta, Gen Bajwa laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to acknowledge the sacrifices of all martyrs who laid their lives for the motherland. Later, the COAS visited headquarters Southern Command where he was briefed in detail about the operational preparedness of the Command, the overall security situation in Balochistan and ongoing stabilization operations.

Appreciating the integrated approach adopted by Army and government for security and development, the COAS said Army will render all necessary assistance to the provincial government for restoration of peace in the province, capacity building of the LEAs and by providing security for all projects in remote areas.

He vowed zero tolerance against terrorism and directed focused and indiscriminate operations against terrorists of all kind in coordination with intelligence and other law enforcement agencies.

He commended Army, Frontier Corps, and other security agencies for significant improvement in law and order situation in the province. He particularly lauded support and sacrifices of the people of Balochistan for restoration of peace in the province.

Gen. Bajwa also commended FWO and NLC for developing road network in the province, and stressed the need to further accelerate development projects to ensure greater connectivity for the masses.

He further expressed the resolve to ensure fool proof security arrangements for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Earlier COAS was received by Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Aamer Riaz on his arrival at Quetta.

Dawood Rehman
Dawood Rehman

The writer is a member of the staff.


KARACHI - Following are the foreign currency exchange rates for US Dollar, Saudi Riyal, UK Pound Sterling, U.A.E. Dirham, European Euro, and other foreign currencies in Pakistan open market on February 8, 2023 (Wednesday).

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 276.9 280.15
Euro EUR 296.12 296.74
UK Pound Sterling GBP 331.78 332.48
U.A.E Dirham AED 75.06 75.36
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.48 73.79
Australian Dollar AUD 190.31 192.71
Bahrain Dinar BHD 732.23 740.23
Canadian Dollar CAD 205.22 207.42
China Yuan CNY 40.72 41.12
Danish Krone DKK 39.92 40.32
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.08 35.45
Indian Rupee INR 3.35 3.46
Japanese Yen JPY 2.5 2.54
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 900.32 909.32
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 64.65 65.25
New Zealand Dollar NZD 174.19 176.18
Norwegians Krone NOK 27.12 27.41
Omani Riyal OMR 715.11 723.11
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 75.64 76.34
Singapore Dollar SGD 208.03 210.03
Swedish Korona SEK 26.1 26.4
Swiss Franc CHF 297.31 299.81
Thai Bhat THB 8.25 8.4

KARACHI – Gold prices fell on Wednesday for the third straight day in local markets, after hitting aan all-time high in previous week.

The per tola price of 24 carats gold in Pakistan dropped by Rs2,000 to settle at Rs198,000 while the price of 10 grams decreased by Rs1715 to reach Rs169753.

On Monday, the gold price witnessed a drop of Rs200 per tola to close at Rs204,300.

In the international market, the commodity witnessed an upward trend as per ounce price reached to $1,880 after an increase of $11 dollars.


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