ISLAMABAD  - Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Friday visited Command and Staff College in Quetta, said an ISPR press release.Gen Kayani, while addressing the participants of Command and Staff Course, said for meaningful and sustainable progress, a nation has to strike the right balance between the requirements of development and defence. He said it was the duty of the armed forces to maintain adequate capabilities and readiness to achieve the tasks assigned. The Army Chief said: “No army operates in a vacuum; rather it gains support of the nation to conduct its tasks in a manner that it contributes to the fulfillment of national polices, interests and aspirations.” He urged the participants to serve the nation through excellence in profession, dedication and commitment.Earlier, on arrival, Quetta Corps Commander Lt-Gen Alam Khattak received the COAS.

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