RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif said that potential of Balochistan as a regional hub for energy and trade will only be realized with a collective civil – military approach for its security and development.
During his visit to Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta, he commended FC and other law enforcement agencies for bringing noticeable improvement in law and order situation of the province.
According to ISPR, the COAS assured all support to Provincial government and people of Balochistan in their quest for durable peace, development and prosperity.
General Raheel Sharif also welcomed those who have decided to give up violence and are laying down their arms and said it is very encouraging that insurgents were gradually coming back into national mainstream.
All support will be rendered to rehabilitate them so that they could lead a peaceful and productive life, he added.
The COAS particularly appreciated FWO for their untiring efforts in construction of roads network across Balochistan against all odds and directed them to ensure quality of construction and timely completion of these development projects.
Upon his arrival at the Headquarters South Command, he was given a detailed briefing on overall security and law and order situation of Balochistan.
Both civil and military officials including Chief Secretary, IGFC of Balochistan and DG ISI were present for the brief.
Forum was apprised that law and order situation in Balochistan has improved and crime rate declined significantly due to successful, across the board and targeted FC and Police operations against terrorists, criminals and those involved in sectarian violence.