QUETTA, 29 September: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Thursday that Pakistan was incomplete without Balochistan and Pakistan cannot progress without peace and stability in the province.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS stated this during a meeting with students and faculty members from educational institutions at the ISPR Directorate.

The army chief said the future of the country is linked with the country’s youth. He urged the youth to contribute in national integration and progress by performing their positive role. He called upon the youth to never get misguided by anti-state propaganda, which was being engineered by anti-state elements from abroad with the support of hostile foreign agencies.

General Bajwa said promotion of education was a national priority and the Pakistan Army will continue its efforts in this regard. He said establishment of National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) campus in in Quetta is part of that efforts. He advised the youth to focus on their education, work hard and dispel negativity.

With the unflinching support of the entire nation, he continued, the army has achieved great successes to rid the country of violence and terrorism.