Pakistan cannot progress without peace & stability in Balochistan: Army chief

  • Says army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges and no one can dare to cast an evil eye on Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – Pakistan is incomplete without Balochistan, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Thursday as he met 173 students and faculty members from educational institutions of the province at the Inter Services Public Relations Directorate.

“Pakistan cannot progress without peace, stability and progress in Balochistan,” the ISPR quoted Gen Qamar as saying.

COAS termed the youth as Pakistan’s most precious asset and urged them to contribute towards national integration and progress by performing their role.

He urged them not to get misguided by anti-state propaganda being engineered by certain anti-state elements from abroad with the support of hostile foreign agencies. He advised them to focus on their education, work hard and dispel negativity.

COAS said that Balochistan is blessed with most talented and vibrant youth, and the future belongs to them.

Reaffirming education as our national priority, the army chief said they would do their best to provide complete support towards the attainment of national objectives, added that establishment of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) campus in Quetta is a step towards this end.

Gen Qamar assured the students that army is committed to providing them a safe, secure and stable Pakistan. “Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges and no one can dare to cast an evil eye on Pakistan,” he maintained.

With unflinching support of the entire nation, he continued, army has achieved great successes to rid the country of violence and terrorism. Development projects that the army has initiated with the support of the government for development in the province include laying communication infrastructure, schools and cadet colleges.