RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that Pakistan is incomplete without Balochistan, and cannot progress without peace, stability, and progress of the province.
The army chief was interacting with a group of 173 students and faculty members from various educational institutions of Balochistan at the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate.
“Pakistan is incomplete without Balochistan,” he said. “Pakistan cannot progress without peace, stability, and progress of Balochistan.”
COAS termed youth as Pakistan’s most precious asset and urged them to contribute to national integration and progress by performing their positive role.
He urged them never 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 will do their best to provide complete support towards the attainment of national objectives.
The establishment of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) campus in Quetta is a step towards this end.
COAS also assured the students that Pakistan Army is committed to providing them a safe, secure and stable Pakistan.
“Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges and no one can dare to cast an evil eye on Pakistan,” he said.
He said that with unflinching support of the entire nation, Pakistan Army has achieved great success to rid the country from violence and terrorism.
Gen Bajwa also mentioned the development projects initiated by the government and Pakistan Army in the province including communication, infrastructure, schools and cadet colleges.
The students applauded the morale, commitment and professional competence of the army and expressed their gratitude. They also assured army chief of their commitment toward a peaceful and prosperous Pakistan.