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15 December 2017 Last updated 17 minutes ago

COAS says he believes in democracy, even more so in democratic values

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Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa file photo Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that he believes in democracy and even more so in the democratic values of selfless service and supremacy of moral authority.

Addressing the attendees of a seminar titled “Human Resource Development for the youth of Balochistan Opportunities and Challenges” on Thursday, he said “army is a state institution meant to serve the nation”, assuring that the armed forces will continue to perform their role.

He mentioned that it is the national obligation for all state institutions to work for national security and development.

According to ISPR, the army chief said that that presently over 25,000 Baloch students are receiving quality education at various army and FC-run schools as well as cadet colleges all over the country. “Nearly 20,000 sons of Balochistan are serving in the army including over 600 as officers while 232 cadets are undergoing training at PMA, Kakul”, he stated, expressing pride at the high number of Baloch youth in Pakistan Air Force, Pakistan Navy and other law enforcement agencies

“Our future is bright and our youth is fully capable of taking on the mantle. Balochi youth is as capable as youth of any area of Pakistan. We have enough resources we just need to improve our human resource.”

On civil service, he expressed the need for it to be made attractive so that the top talent can come in this field which is the backbone of any country.

COAS also announced establishment of MRI center at Turbat while expediting establishment of already announced educational institutions.

In his ending remarks, COAS promised that the Balochistan of tomorrow will be the engine of national development effort and invaluable link from north to south and also to west.