COAS inaugurates border fencing along Balochistan portion of Pak-Afghan border

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APP90-08 PANJPAI: May 08 - General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) offering dua after inaugurating work on border fencing along the Balochistan portion of Pak-Afghan border. Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qadoos Bazinjo also present on the occasion. APP

RAWALPINDI, May 08 (APP):Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday inaugurated work on border fencing along the
Balochistan portion of Pak-Afghan border at Panjpai, said a press release issued here by Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
Chief Minister Balochistan Abdul Qadoos Bazinjo and provincial interior minister Sarfraz Bugti were also present on the occasion.
Interacting with the tribal leaders and locals at the occasion, the Army Chief thanked them for their full support and
cooperation in fencing as well as their participation in maintaining security situation.
He said that the fencing would check cross border movement of terrorists. However, special arrangements have
been made to facilitate bilateral economic activity and legal movement in any way or form through designated crossing points, he
said.
Chief Minister Balochistan thanked Pakistan Army and FC for working hand in glove with the provincial government to achieve
a common vision of shining Balochistan.
At Quetta, the COAS attended the earth breaking ceremony of National University of Science and Technology’s (NUST)
Quetta Campus. With an estimated cost of Rs 2.63 billion, the campus spans over 30 acres and will house 550 students. Besides usual disciplines, it will also have fields pandering to specific requirements of Balochistan such as mining, water resource
engineering etc.
Later, the Army Chief inaugurated the Quetta Safe City Project, which was held up for the last five years. It will cost Rs 2.28 billion. Upon completion, it will result in quick incremental betterment in law and order situation and make Quetta more safe and
secure.
The COAS also interacted with youth from various universities of Quetta. He said that army would wholeheartedly support
the government in bringing a revolution in services, particularly in fields of education, health, electricity, water and
infrastructure. Our aim is to ensure that Balochistan does not have to rely on any quota or special arrangement, rather people
have same level of life as they can have in any other part of the country, he added.
He said that Pakistan had rejected terrorism achieved better peace after great sacrifices by country’s armed forces backed
by the whole nation . Some elements are trying to influence the minds of our youth at this stage to create anarchy and
dissatisfaction in the society. Pakistan Army will ensure the defence of the motherland in discharge of constitutional duties. It is
for everyone to ensure that they abide by law of the land and remain within the bounds of constitution, he added.
He asked the youth to take Pakistan forward through devotion, hard work and character.