RAWALPINDI – Army Chief General Raheel Sharif says the tide in Balochistan has been turned against terrorists, and their sympathizers and a large number of Ferraris are surrendering.
He was addressing officers and troops of Southern Command and Frontier Corps Balochistan in Quetta on Tuesday as part of part of his farewell visits.
The Army Chief said the people of Balochistan have clearly rejected foreign sponsored terrorists and helped the state in busting the terrorists’ network.
Gen. Raheel Sharif said as chief of army staff, security and assistance to the civil government in institution building and development work in remote areas has been his priority, which brought him to Balochistan almost every month.
He said Gwadar Port and CPEC will usher into the new era of hope and prosperity for the area with dividends reaching a common man.
The Army Chief commended Southern Command for managing an arduous task of construction of over 1000 kilometer long road network in the rugged and hostile terrain by FWO and NLC which helped in the operationalisation of CPEC in a stipulated time frame.
He also appreciated the improvement in Management of long and treacherous border with Afghanistan and Iran which has helped improve the overall security situation in the province.