Islamabad: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday that some elements are trying to influence the minds of our youth to create anarchy and dissatisfaction in the society.“The Pakistan Army will ensure the defence of the motherland in discharge of our constitutional duties. It is for everyone to ensure that they abide by law of the land and remain within the bounds of Constitution,” the COAS said while interacting with youth from various universities during his visit to Quetta.
According to the ISPR, General Bajwa asked the youth to take Pakistan forward through devotion, hard work and character. The COAS said the army will wholeheartedly support the government in bringing a revolution in services, particularly in the fields of education, health, electricity, water and infrastructure.
“Our aim is to ensure that Balochistan does not have to rely on any quota or special arrangement, rather, people have the same level of life as they can in any other part of the country,” he said.
General Bajwa said Pakistan had rejected terrorism and achieved better peace after great sacrifices by the armed forces backed by the whole nation. During the visit, the army chief inaugurated work on border fencing along the Balochistan portion of Pak-Afghan border at Panjpai. Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Qudoos Bizenjo and Home Minister Sarfraz Bugti were also present on the occasion.
Interacting with the tribal leaders and locals on the occasion, the COAS thanked them for their full support and cooperation in fencing as well as their participation in maintaining security situation. He said the fencing will check cross border movement of terrorists. However, he said, special arrangements have been made to facilitate bilateral economic activity and legal movement in any way or form through designated crossing points.
The Balochistan CM thanked the Pakistan Army and FC for working hand in glove with the provincial government to achieve a common vision of shining Balochistan. The COAS also performed the ground-breaking of NUST, Quetta Campus. With an estimated cost of Rs2.63 billion, the campus spans over 30 acres and will house 550 students. Besides usual disciplines, it will also have fields pandering to specific requirements of Balochistan such as mining, water resource engineering, etc.
Later, General Bajwa also inaugurated the Quetta Safe City Project, which was held up for the last five years. It will cost Rs2.28 billion. Upon completion, it will result in quick incremental improvement in law and order situation and make Quetta more safe and secure.