CPEC will lead to a new era of development: Pak Army Chief

Islamabad [Pakistan]: Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Jawed Bajwa has said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor ( CPEC) will lead to a new era of development in the region and the army is committed to completing this project as planned.

General Bajwa was addressing the passing out parade of newly recruited Baloch personnel in the Army.

Asserting Balochistan to be an integral part of Pakistan, General Bajwa said that the province’s resources will open the new paths of development for people of the region in future.

He said that enemies want to hinder Balochistan’s bright future as development in the region would ensure peace and stability in the country.

“I am extremely pleased that the people of Balochistan… have rejected all anti-Pakistan elements,” the Dawn quoted General Bajwa, as saying.

“Pakistan’s doors are open for those brothers who have been misguided by the enemy,” he said.

The army chief said the army is assisting the government in maintaining the law and order in the region with the training and capacity building of police and other law enforcement agencies.

General Bajwa said the army has always tried to play its positive role in the educational, societal and economic progress of the province despite having limited resources.

“Pakistan Army is the manifestation of national unity in which all provinces are represented approximately according to their populations,” he said. (ANI)