|COAS General Ashfaq Prevez Kayani|
QUETTA - Chief of the Army Staff Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has dispelled the impression of any military drive in Balochistan saying no such action is being conducted in any part of Balochistan nor Army or its subordinate institutions has any relevance with the matters related to missing persons and mutilated bodies. “Army, ISI, MI and any other subordinate institute of Army has nothing to do with the matters related to missing persons and mutilated bodies”, he stated. “There is no presence of Army anywhere in Balochistan nor the Army is carrying out military action in any part of Balochistan”, he said while addressing inauguration ceremonies of Quetta Institute of Medical Sciences Projects, Garrison Sports Complex and later talking to media men here on Monday.
“Democratic order is in place in the country at present, therefore, Army has no authority to hold direct talks with those putting up resistance in Balochistan and such powers rested with democratic government only”, he stated. He further stated that people of Balochistan were patriotic and Balochistan and Pakistan were correlated while a strong and prosperous Balochistan was guarantor of stable Pakistan. Certain miscreants were out to worsen situation in Balochistan, he said. The designs of these miscreants would be thwarted, he announced. “The responsibility for improving law and order situation in Balochistan lies with the provincial government and it could seek help from FC and other law-enforcement agencies to maintain law and order situation”, he underlined. Whenever Army is called, it will come in aid of government, he said.
“We are inheritors of monumental heritage and we have to make Pakistan stronger and great”, he said. Garrison Sports Complex and Quetta Medical Institute was a gift for the people of Balochistan, he said. About 80 per cent seats would be allocated for people of Balochistan in Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS), he added. Speaking on the occasion, Commander Southern Command Lt Gen Javed Zia said IMS was completed within a year at the cost of Rs 5 billion. External elements would not be able to affect it, he said. The project has no political angle and it will allay if not eliminate sense of deprivation of people of Balochistan, he stated.
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