Recruits passing out parade

QUETTA: Balochistan Chief Minister Dr Abdul Malik Baloch has called for increasing quota of youth from Balochistan in Pakistan Army. It would help remove sense of deprivation of the people.

He was addressing recruits passing out parade here Thursday.

Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, Commander Southern Command Lt General Nasser Janjua, DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa, provincial ministers, MPAs, Chief Secretary Balochistan Babar Yaqoob Fateh Mohammad and others attended.

Dr Malik Baloch said that his government was striving to provide basic facilities of life to the masses. We are facing challenges. He said government was trying to bring all angry forces to negotiating table within the constitution of Pakistan.

For restoration of durable peace and prosperity in Balochistan, efforts were being made to bring angry Baloch on the negotiation table within Pakistan for an amicable solution to the issue of Balochistan.

Around one thousand and eight hundred recruits have completed training and passed out today.

More than 20 thousand youth from Balochistan have joined Pakistan army since 2010. They also included 770 officers.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said Army was committed for sustainable development of Balochistan and ready to play its part in socio economic uplift of Balochistan. He said this shows the utmost dedication of Armed forces for the rising of geographically largest province of the country.

COAS stressed that development and prosperity of Balochistan will contribute towards a peaceful and progressive Pakistan. Army would continue to play its part in the uplift of the province. He said his visit to Balochistan soon after taking over the command of Pak Army reflects my affection to the province and its people,” he maintained.

Referring the Army’s role in dealing with calamity along with the provincial government, he said that Army troops always remained with the affected people whether it was flood, earthquake or other catastrophe in Balochistan.

“It was Army that quickly rescued the quake hit people in Awaran. Such efforts he added would continue till the rehabilitation of the affected people.

He also lauded the closed coordination of the Army and provincial government for the peaceful conduct of Local Government polls in Balochistan.

Gen Raheel Sharif expressed his high hopes that the new recruits will play their part in safeguarding national interests and peace in Balochistan.

Earlier, CM Balochistan Dr Abdul Malik Baloch and Army Chief General Raheel Sharif gave away cane of honours to cadets for overall performance during training.

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