Commander Southern Command Emphasizes Impact of Mega Projects on Balochistan’s Security and Development
National Security Workshop Balochistan-V, organized by Pakistan Army in collaboration with the Government of Balochistan, was held in Quetta Cantt. The workshop culminated with an interactive session with Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Waseem Ashraf who thanked the Government of Balochistan for their patronage of the workshop saying: “Balochistan has a unique development model in which all stakeholders have synergized their efforts for the prosperity of the province.” Commander Southern Command congratulated the participants on successful completion of the prestigious workshop and said, “Balochistan is a land of opportunities and the present resources, if exploited with sincerity, can change the destiny of the people.” He emphasized the importance of mega projects like fencing of Pak-Afghan border and Quetta Safe City Project undertaken by Pakistan Army and their positive effects on the security paradigm of Balochistan. He reiterated that the Pakistan Army along with the Government of Balochistan will not let terrorists take the province hostage. He further added that militants are joining the national stream and surrendering their weapons to the state while the remaining rogue elements will soon meet their fate.
At the end, participants asked questions about the dynamics and mechanisms adopted by Pakistan Army to facilitate the people of Balochistan. They also expressed their gratitude to Pakistan Army for the systematic approach to undertake projects for the uplift of people residing in the far-flung areas of Balochistan as a part of Pakistan Army's Outreach Program.
It is pertinent to mention that the workshop is designed to create an understanding about critical national security issues and capacity building in timely decision-making. During the workshop, special emphasis was laid on enhancing awareness about national security management system, perception building, media management and elements of national power.
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