QUETTA: Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa took charge as Commander of the Southern Command during a change of guard ceremony on Friday.
Balochistan Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri, Provincial Minister Jhangez Marri, Inspector General Frontier Corps Major General Nadeem Anjum, and senior military and civil officers attended.
Lieutenant General Aamir Riaz, speaking after handing the baton of charge to Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa, stated that law and order in Balochistan has been restored to significantly.
“Balochistan faced lots of challenges, but by the blessings of Allah and the joint efforts by civil and military leadership and security forces it succeeded in meeting these challenges,” Riaz said.
He also stated that the anti-state elements were availing all strategies to harm the country and attack soft targets.
“Though we are passing through war-like situation, we are determined not to give up and fight against the elements, who wanted to harm our country,” he added.
He stated that the terrorists, who wished to join the mainstream, would be welcomed.
“We will give them warm welcome with the status of honorable citizen, who wanted to come back from mountains,” he said.