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Perpetrators of Machh tragedy will be brought to justice, COAS Qamar Bajwa assures bereaved families

Perpetrators of Machh tragedy will be brought to justice, COAS Qamar Bajwa assures bereaved families
January 13, 2021

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Quetta on a day long visit on Wednesday.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, the COAS was given a detailed security briefing at HQ Southern Command, met families of victims of Machh incident and also interacted with a large gathering of the Hazara community.

At HQ Southern Command, COAS was apprised about prevailing security challenges in the province and the measures taken, including border management along Pak-Afghan and Pak-Iran Border.

The COAS also spent time with the bereaved families of Machh incident victims and shared their grief. He assured them that perpetrators of this heinous incident shall be brought to justice and blood of the martyrs will not go waste.

Later addressing the garrison officers, COAS appreciated their preparedness and efforts for ensuring peace and stability in the province despite difficulties of terrain and distances involved. "Balochistan is in a sharp focus of our enemies due to its strategic potential," COAS remarked.

The COAS reiterated that Balochistan is the future of Pakistan and progress and prosperity of the province is progress of the country. "The disruptive efforts by hostile forces won't be allowed to succeed. Security, stability and prosperity of Balochistan shall be pursued/ ensured to the hilt," COAS concluded.

Earlier on arrival at Quetta, COAS was received by Lieutenant General Sarfraz Ali, Commander Southern Command.