RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Balochistan’s peace and prosperity is the bedrock of Pakistan’s progress and security forces shall be determined to defeat enemies of enemies of peace and prosperity of Balochistan and Pakistan.
While addressing the 7th National Workshop on Balochistan in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, COAS said, “It is time to reap dividends of hard-earned peace and expedite socio-economic development adopting people centric approach for attaining enduring stability.”
Highlighting internal and external challenges, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said full spectrum threat demands comprehensive national response. He said Balochistan is in sharp focus of national leadership and Army is fully engaged in enabling national and provincial response in synergy with other institutions of state.
The Army Chief said, “We are a resilient nation that has endured the tests of time on its path to achieving peace and stability.”
It is time to reap dividends of hard-earned peace
The workshop was aimed at enabling future leadership of Balochistan in understanding vital national and provincial issues and mounting cohesive response. A large number of parliamentarians, bureaucrats, members of civil society, youth, academia, and media representatives attended the workshop.
The Army Chief also interacted with the participants of the workshop.
Azerbaijani envoy pays
farewell call on COAS
Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada on Tuesday paid a farewell call on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at General Headquarters (GHQ) on Tuesday.
“During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, including Afghan Peace Process and measures to further enhance bilateral and defence cooperation were discussed,” said a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Directorate.
The COAS thanked the ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards strengthening Pak-Azerbaijan relations. The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role for ensuring peace and stability in the region and also pledged to contribute positively towards Afghan peace.