Army will make every effort to achieve peace in Balochistan: COS Bajwa

Army will make every effort to achieve peace in Balochistan: COS Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. – ISPR / file

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said that the Pakistan Army would do its utmost to achieve peace for the sustainable socio-economic development of Balochistan.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief said terrorists would not be allowed to destabilize peace efforts in the country.

The Army Chief’s statement came during a visit to the Southern Command Headquarters in Quetta, where he was received by Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Sarfraz Ali.

A detailed briefing to the Army Chief on the security situation, operational readiness, border management including fencing on Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran borders, social and economic measures taken by the Army in support of the Balochistan government, and ongoing capacity building efforts. was given. Increase in LEA to ensure peace and stability.

The Chief of Army Staff urged the provincial government to extend all possible assistance in ensuring law and order, as he appreciated the dedicated efforts, constant vigilance and high morale of the officers and men.

According to ISPR, the Army Chief’s statement came a day after four Frontier Corps (FC) personnel were martyred and eight others were injured in two separate terrorist attacks in Quetta and Turbat areas of Balochistan, respectively. has come.

“In the first incident, the FC check post near Pir Ismail Ziarat was targeted by terrorists,” the army’s media wing said in a statement.

During the exchange of fire, four to five terrorists were killed and seven to eight were injured. In addition, four FC soldiers testified and six others were injured in the attack.

“In another incident, terrorists targeted an FC vehicle with an IC in Turbat,” ISPR said. Two FC soldiers were injured in the blast.

“Such cowardly acts by anti-state forces and paramilitary elements backed by hostile intelligence agencies (HIA) cannot sabotage peace and prosperity in Balochistan,” the ISPR said.

“Security forces are determined to thwart their nefarious designs at the cost of blood and lives.”

The terrorists had earlier carried out two attacks on FC troops on May 9, killing three and injuring five in two separate terrorist attacks in Quetta and Turbat, according to an ISPR statement Were

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