RAWALPINDI, Sep 30 (APP): Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir visited Quetta on Saturday, where he was briefed on recent terrorist attacks in Mastung and Zhob.
The briefing was also attended by the Federal Minister of Interior, the Chief Minister Balochistan and key Provincial Ministers along with senior civil and military officials. The participants offered Fateha for the Shuhada (martyrs) of Mastung, Hangu and Zhob incidents, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) news release said.
The COAS paid rich tribute to the Shuhada and remarked, “Such incidents of Terrorism on 12th Rabi-ul-Awwal, depicts the ill intent of the Khawarij, who have the backing of State Sponsors of Terrorism. These terrorists and their facilitators, having no link with religion and ideology, are proxies of the enemies of Pakistan and its people.
These forces of evil will continue to face the full might of the state and security forces backed by a resilient nation. Our operation against terrorists would continue unabated and the Armed Forces, Intelligence and Law Enforcement Agencies shall not rest till the menace of terrorism is rooted out from the country”.
The COAS emphasised, “People of Pakistan have rejected terrorists’ pseudo ideology and propaganda of their backers and they are fully committed to peace, economic progress & human development which indeed is causing a lot of distress to forces of evil in and outside of Pakistan”.
The Army Chief visited CMH Quetta, where he met the injured and families of the Mastung incident who are being provided full medical care by the Pakistan Army.
He also lauded the bravery and resilience of Balochistan Police and Law Enforcement personnel. He assured full cooperation and support to the families of shuhada and assured them that terrorists, their abettors and facilitators will not be spared.
Earlier on arrival, COAS was received by Chief Minister Balochistan and Commander Balochistan Corps.