General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited Turbat today, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said Tuesday.

According to ISPR, COAS was given a detailed briefing on the security situation of Balochistan and border management measures being ensured. COAS appreciated the morale and operational preparedness of the troops and showed satisfaction in successful operations against terrorists.

Later, COAS visited the University of Turbat and had a detailed interactive session with a large number of representatives from all segments of society from District Kech including local leaders/notables, tribal elders, students, lawyers, and women. COAS said that Balochistan youth is very talented and must capitalize on the available opportunities being created for their education and skill development.

COAS also encouraged the youth to join local LEAs and contribute towards the security and stability of the area. Peace and prosperity of Balochistan is the top priority and Pakistan Army will do all to provide a peaceful environment for population-centric socio-economic projects in Balochistan, COAS reiterated.

The people of Balochistan have given great sacrifices for development and stability. Through Comprehensive National effort, the true potential of Balochistan will be realized, COAS concluded.

Earlier, on arrival at Turbat, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, Commander Quetta Corps.