ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa received a detailed security briefing during his daylong visit to Quetta on Wednesday where he also interacted with the bereaved families of Hazara coalminers who were killed in a sectarian attack by Daesh militants earlier this month.
According to an official handout circulated by the military’s media wing, ISPR, the army chief was apprised about the prevailing security challenges in Balochistan province and measures taken by the security forces to deal with them.
During his meeting with the Hazara community, Bajwa shared his condolences with the grieving families and assured them that the perpetrators of the heinous crime would be brought to justice.
Later, he addressed the garrison officers and applauded their efforts to ensure peace and stability in the province despite the difficult terrain and long distances.
“Balochistan is in sharp focus of our enemies due to its strategic potential,” the army chief remarked. “It is the future of Pakistan and the progress and prosperity of this province is the progress of the country.”
Bajwa maintained that any disruptive efforts by hostile forces would not be allowed to succeed, adding that the security, stability and prosperity of Balochistan would be pursued and ensured at all cost.