QUETTA: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday vowed zero tolerance against terrorism and directed focused and indiscriminate operations against terrorists of all kind in coordination with intelligence agencies and other Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs).

The COAS expressed these views during his visit to headquarters Southern command, Quetta where he was briefed in detail about the operational preparedness of the command, overall security situation in Balochistan and ongoing stabilisation operations, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

The army chief commended army, frontier corps, LEAs and Intelligence agencies for noticeable improvement in law and order situation in Balochistan, the ISPR stated.

He particularly lauded support and sacrifices of the people of Balochistan for restoration of peace in the province.

Appreciating the integrated approach adopted by army and civil government for security and development, the COAS said, “Army will render all necessary assistance to the provincial government for restoration of peace in the province, capacity building of the LEAs and by providing security for all projects in remote areas.”

He commended Frontier Works Organization (FWO) and National Logistics Cell (NLC) for developing road network in the province, and stressed the need to further accelerate development projects to ensure greater connectivity for the masses.

The COAS expressed the resolve to ensure fool proof security arrangements for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

The Army Chief laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to acknowledge the sacrifices of all martyrs who laid their lives for the motherland

Earlier COAS was received by Comd Southern Command, Lt Gen Aamer Riaz on his arrival at Quetta.