COAS praises security forces for averting Quetta attack

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Saturday visited PAF Base Samugli and Khalid Aviation Base Quetta. 
Speaking to the troops of the Pakistan Army, PAF, FC and police, he commended their professionalism and commitment and paid rich tributes to their valour in fully averting a terrorist bid to attack air and aviation bases in Quetta. 
Praising the local people for having cooperated in informing and encircling the terrorists, the COAS said that the whole nation had rejected terrorism and wanted to get rid of all terrorists. He vowed that only a collective approach of the nation and security forces would lead the nation to final elimination of terrorism and ensure a durable peace in Balochistan and other parts of the country.
The top general also visited Quetta CMH and met the injured, inquired after their health and praised their courage.
Later, General Raheel Sharif along with Balochistan Chief Minister (CM) Dr Abdul Malik Baloch visited Headquarters Southern Command Quetta. Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Nasser Khan Janjua gave detailed briefing on the overall law and order situation in the province.
Dr Baloch praised the Pakistan Army’s efforts for stability and development of the province. He said the law and order situation in the province had substantially improved over the last one year and had begun to show its impact. He also thanked the COAS on behalf of the people of Balochistan for helping them initiate hosts of development projects in the province, with special security arrangements by the army.
The COAS reiterated that the Pakistan Army would continue providing maximum assistance in enhancing the capacity of law enforcement agencies to ensure peace in the province, as it has done by training of police and providing them weapons. He said the Pakistan Army would also continue playing a constructive role in execution of any development projects, to ultimately bring relief to the people of Balochistan.

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