QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff General Qammar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that he believes in democracy and even more so in the democratic values of selfless service and supremacy of moral authority.
Gen. Bajwa said the army is a state institution meant to serve the nation, and shall continue to perform its role while national security and development remains a national obligation for all state institutions.
“All of us have a duty to the nation,” said Gen. Bajwa addressing a seminar as the key note speaker. Several renowned speakers from academia and civil society, media, politicians addressed the seminar attended by large number of people including youth from Balochistan.
Gen Bajwa mentioned that presently over 25,000 Baloch students are receiving quality education at various Army and FC-run schools, cadet colleges all over Pakistan, while nearly 20,000 Baloch youth are serving in army including over 600 as officers while 232 cadets are undergoing training at the Pakistan Military Academy Kakul.
He said that so much was only the representation in the army and the number gets even higher when Baloch youth in Air Force, Navy and other law enforcement agencies are taken into account.
Gen Bajwa said that our future is bright and our youth is fully capable of taking on the mantle. “Balochi youth is as capable as youth of any area of Pakistan,” he said.
He said that the nation has enough resources and just need to improve on human resources. The civil service needs to be made attractive so that the top talent comes to civil service as it is the backbone of any country.
Gen Bajwa also announced establishment of MRI center at Turbat while expediting establishment of already announced educational institutions.
He concluded that tomorrow’s Balochistan will be engine of national development effort and invaluable link from north to south and also to west.