RAWALPINDI (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said Pakistan Army is a symbol of national integration and has representation from all provinces according to their population ratio.
COAS General Qamar Bajwa addresses passing out parade in Quetta
Pakistan Army is extending all-out support for capacity building of police and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs), he said while addressing a passing out ceremony of Balochistan recruits in Quetta.
The ceremony was attended by Ministers and families of the recruits.
He said improvement in law and order is top most priority of the government, adding that LEAs have full cooperation of other departments and agencies.
General Bajwa said Pakistan Armed Forces, Frontier Constabulary (FC), Rangers, Police and other Law Enforcement Agencies are a sign of national solidarity and protection.
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He said Balochistan is Pakistan's largest and important province and nature has bestowed it with countless resources and its people possess immense qualities.
He expressed the hope that Balochistan 's natural resources would open up new opportunities for its people and they would play a key role in Pakistan's development.
The Chief of Army Staff said that irrespective of their limited resources, the Armed Forces of Pakistan had always tried to play a positive role for educational, social and economic uplift of the province. "We believe in action and our work is
before you," he added.
He said with the timely completion of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, the region would enter into a new era of development and for that Pakistan Army is working round-the-clock.
The COAS said the Baloch of tomorrow would not only play a leading role in Pakistan's uplift but would also be among the regional leadership, adding that our lives and blood would be presented for its protection.
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The COAS said the smart and active drill, coupled with determined faces of recruits, prove the standards of their professional training and capabilities.
He said, "The profession you have selected is not only a glorious one but it is a pledge. The regard to this pledge would enable you to face coming challenges easily, defend the country and make you successful in maintaining law and order in the province."
"Pakistan is our country, home and tribe and you are the guardian of its respect and integrity from today," he said and added this is a day of happiness and thanks not only for all recruits but also for all Pakistanis.
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The CAOS said, "The development of Balochistan is a development of the country and that is why our enemies want to create hurdles in the bright future of the province. I am delighted that people of Balochistan are well aware of this reality and have rejected anti-state elements."
General Bajwa said the day was not far away when patriotism and solidarity of Balochi people would eliminate those elements who preach hatred and terror and Balochistan would not only become centre of peace but also an example of progress and prosperity.
However, the COAS said the doors are always opened for those innocents who had become victims of enemies conspiracies, adding "Our enmity is only with those who are enemies of Pakistan."
He said some people know that he belongs to Baloch Regiment and he feels proud on being called as "Balochi" in Pakistan Army.
He congratulated all recruits and their families for successful completion of their training and joining Pakistan Army, FC and Police . The parents and teachers deserve appreciation for their support and providing guidance to achieve the goal.
The COAS expressed the confidence that the passed-out recruits would utilize all their energies for safety and development of the province as well as the country.