A group of more than 800 students and faculty members from different schools, colleges and universities of Balochistan spent a day with military units and formations of Pakistan Army at Quetta Garrison.
The program was organized to enlighten students on routine functioning of Pakistan Army and, its organizational and defence capability. Students took keen interest in compound clearing demonstration by a Quick Reaction Force (QRF), students chanted slogans of Pakistan Zindabad and applauded the swift and effective action of the raiding party. While another contingent of 2 Light Commando Battalion displayed its skills in Austrian rapelling, seat rapelling and lizard crawl combined with demonstration of opening fire on terrorists. The demonstration was followed by artillery gunfire which destroyed terrorists’ outposts. Later, aviation fly past was held that was applauded by all students.
Garrison Commander Major General Abid Latif Khan who was also present on the occasion interacted with the students. He appreciated the zeal and enthusiasm of visiting students and said that the youth of this country are gifted individuals, who have a rich history and a bright future ahead. He further said that CPEC will open new vistas for the youth of Balochistan and with sheer hard work they can prepare themselves for the future challenges.
The students applauded the state of morale, commitment and professional competence of Pakistan Army and expressed their gratitude for being provided a lifetime experience and opportunity. Later, the students visited different stalls and took keen interest in the displayed equipment.
A large number of participants including female students showed keen interest in live firing by weapons like G-3, SMG and MP-5.
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