Militancy to be eliminated tooth and nail, vows Gen Kiyani

LORALAI : Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Kiyani on Monday again made it clear that Pakistan Army is taking gigantic measures to eliminate militancy urging it is our sheer responsibility to free our coming generations from the said menace tooth and nail.

Chief of the Army Staff General Ashfaq Kiyani expressed these views while addressing in a simple but dignified ceremony concerning Marble Program at Lora Lai on Monday.

He said that Pakistan Army is working on a number of projects in Balochistan adding it is blessed with copious mineral resources while a project of recruitment of 5,000 Baloch Jawans will also be started adding Pakistan Army is making sure that the people are getting all the resources of their sheer need in this regard.

He said that under Pakistan Army program, at the moment 24,000 children are studying in various schools while more schools are likely on the cards.

He said that Mineral Resources in the province will be utilized to the full capacity.

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that peace and stability in South Asia (and beyond) is the logical and fundamental principle underlining the security calculus / paradigm of Pakistan.

COAS stated that proponents of conventional application of military forces, in a ‘nuclear overhang’ are chartering an adventurous and dangerous path; the consequences of which could be both unintended and uncontrollable.

As a responsible nuclear capable state, Pakistan Army will contribute to strategic stability and strategic restraint as per the stated policy of Government of Pakistan.

The COAS reaffirmed that Pakistan Army stands committed and prepared to respond to any existing, potential or emerging threat. An Army supported by 170 Million people, with faith in Allah, is a formidable force to reckon with.

Army Chief further added that strong and stable Balochistan is undoubtedly linked to prosper Pakistan.

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