Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Army in Balochistan to maintain lasting peace: Qamar Javed Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Tuesday that the Pakistan army will make every effort to achieve lasting peace for sustainable socio-economic development in Balochistan Province.

Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed this view during his visit to the Quetta Corps headquarters, the Office of International Public Relations (ISPR) said in a press release.

COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa received a detailed briefing on the security situation, operational readiness and border management, including the border border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. He was also briefed on the socio-economic initiatives taken by the military to support the Balochistan government and efforts to enhance law enforcement capacity to ensure peace and stability.

“Terrorists will have no right to disrupt peace efforts,” General Baiva said. He stressed that extensive efforts were being made to assist the provincial government in maintaining law and order.

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The day before, four Frontier Corps (FC) officers were martyred and eight others injured in two separate terrorist attacks in the Quetta and Turbat areas of Balochistan.

Four to five terrorists were killed and seven to eight others injured in the crossfire. Four FC soldiers also received the ordeal and six others were injured in the attack.

“In the second incident, the terrorist drove an FC vehicle with an IED into Turbat,” ISPR said. Two FC soldiers were injured in the explosion. “Such cowardly acts by enemy elements, backed by anti-state forces and enemy hostile intelligence agencies (HIAs), cannot sabotage the hard-won peace and prosperity in Balochistan,” ISPR said.

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