RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Quetta on Wednesday and met families of the victims of the recent terrorist attack in Mach, said a press release of the Inter-Services Public Relations.

Gen Bajwa was given a security briefing at the HQ of Southern Command and interacted with a group of members of Hazara community, the press release said.

At the HQ of Southern Command, the army chief was apprised of prevailing security challenges in Baloch­istan and the measures taken to deal with them, including border management along the Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran borders.

Gen Bajwa spent some time with bereaved families of the slain coal miners and shared their grief.

The COAS assured them that perpetrators of this heinous act shall be brought to justice and blood of the martyrs would not go to waste.

Later, the army chief addressed garrison officers and appreciated their preparedness and efforts for ensuring peace and stability in the province despite difficulties of terrain and distances involved, said the press release.

“Balochistan is in sharp focus of our enemies due to its strategic potential,” the COAS said, adding that “Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and progress and prosperity of the province is the progress of the country”.

“The disruptive efforts by hostile forces won’t be allowed to succeed,” Gen Bajwa said.

Published in Dawn, January 14th, 2021

Opinion

Poisoning minds
23 Jan 2021

Poisoning minds

ICS cadets were raised on James Mill’s notorious work.
The fog of Broadsheet
23 Jan 2021

The fog of Broadsheet

How can the government pump credibility into an official probe when it has already declared its own political verdict?
Cheating on online exams
23 Jan 2021

Cheating on online exams

The difficulty of preventing online cheating and low ethical standards means that these days most students cheat.
Language mess
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Language mess

Our policy confuses the medium-of-instruction debate with the language-acquisition debate.

Editorial

23 Jan 2021

Power price hike

ALREADY struggling to cope with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and rising food prices, consumers received yet...
Updated 23 Jan 2021

Israeli land grab

WITH the chapter now closed on the Trump presidency, the eyes of many in the international community — ...
23 Jan 2021

New PhD policy

EARLIER in the week, the HEC chairman announced several changes for undergraduate and PhD degrees in the country....
Updated 22 Jan 2021

Time to heal

A multitude of foreign issues will test Biden’s mettle and require progressive thinking.
22 Jan 2021

Foreign funding

AS the pressure builds on his party in the foreign funding case, Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for an ...
22 Jan 2021

Decaying PTV

THE Cabinet Committee on State-Owned Enterprises has decided to remove Pakistan Television from the list of...