Azerbaijani envoy pays farewell call to COAS: ISPR

Balochistan’s peace and prosperity is the bedrock of Pakistan’s progress: COAS


RAWALPINDI, Ambassador of Azerbaijan Ali Alizada on Tuesday paid a farewell call to Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa here at General Headquarters (GHQ).

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation, including Afghan Peace Process and measures to further enhance bilateral and defence cooperation were discussed, said an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) media release.

The COAS thanked the ambassador for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions towards strengthening Pak-Azerbaijan relations.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role for ensuring peace and stability in the region and also pledged to contribute positively towards Afghan peace.

ISPR also reported that, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), interacted with participants of 7th National Workshop Balochistan at GHQ. Attended by large no number of parliamentarians, bureaucrats, members of civil society, youth, academia and media representatives, the workshop is aimed at enabling future leadership of Balochistan in understanding vital national / provincial issues and mounting cohesive response.

Speaking at the occasion, COAS said that Balochistan’s peace and prosperity is the bedrock of Pakistan’s progress. It is time to reap dividends of hard-earned peace and expedite socio-economic development adopting people centric approach for attaining enduring stability. Security forces shall remain steadfast and determined to defeat enemies of peace and prosperity of Balochistan/ Pakistan.

Highlighting internal and external challenges, COAS said that full spectrum threat demands comprehensive national response. Balochistan is in sharp focus of national leadership and Army is fully engaged in enabling National and Provincial response in synergy with other institutions of state. We are a resilient nation that has endured the tests of time on its path to achieving peace and stability, COAS concluded.


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