Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said Tuesday that Pakistan Army was a symbol of national unity and induction of Baloch youth in its ranks from every corner of the province showed that it belonged to them as well.
“I am confident that the youth of Balochistan will not lag behind in defending their motherland,” General Raheel said addressing a passing out parade in Quetta.
The army chief said each and every Baloch citizen was the country’s pride, adding that the army wished to promote education in the province.
General Raheel praised the provincial government for playing its role in the development of Balochistan.
“Maintaining law and order is the government’s top priority and the army provides its full assistance to them,” he said.
The COAS also highlighted the development work carried out by the army in the province. He said the army had completed work on more than 700 kilometers of tracks and construction of another 500 kilometers of tracks was under way.
“The completion of these corridors will pave way for the development of the province,” the COAS said, adding that Pakistan’s prosperity depended on Balochistan’s progress.