COAS Visits HQ SC in Connection with the Execution of Khush Hal Balochistan Initiative
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Headquarters Southern Command, Quetta in connection with execution of ‘Khush Hal Balochistan’ (KHB) initiative. COAS and CM Balochistan were briefed in detail about the socio-economic and security environment and plan for execution of KHB. Provincial administration and military commanders were also present. The plan was discussed in details including the few aspects that required further deliberation at staff level which will be finalized accordingly in next few days. All aspects in security domain were approved by the COAS. Details of complete KHB initiative will be shared soon.
COAS said that Army shall provide full support to Federal and Provincial governments for success of KHB program. He said that the program in fact is ‘Khush Hal Balochistan-Khush Hal Pakistan’.
CM Balochistan appreciated contributions of security apparatus for improving stability in the province and support for execution of KHB plan.
Earlier, upon arrival, COAS was received by Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa.
Commander Southern Command Visits Awaran
Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa visited Awaran district on November 17. Besides reviewing operational aspects, he also visited newly renovated Government Girls High School, Gajjar, which was destroyed due to an earthquake and met with students and faculty. Commander Southern Command urged the students to acquire quality education and professional skills. It is worth mentioning that Pakistan Army has provided 400 chairs for students, two school vans, established Physics, Chemistry and Biology labs and re-built two primary schools on the demand of local population to promote the standard of education in the area. As per details, a self-employment initiative was also launched to boost socio-economic condition in the agricultural sector, establishment of a mini market and capacity building of the Vocational Centre run by Pakistan Army. To cater for the medical facilities in the area, Commander Southern Command donated an ambulance, complete medical equipment and medicines for the Rural Health Centre. He also met a large gathering of local population, including notables, who lauded the efforts of Pakistan Army and opined that prevailing peace and rapid development works ensured by Pakistan Army will bring prosperity to the province.
General Officer Commanding Major General Nadeem Zaki Manj accompanied the Commander Southern Command during his visit.