QUETTA - While terming a developed Balochistan as a guarantee for prosperous Pakistan, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said peace is inevitable in the province for making progress. Balochistan is rich in mineral resources and its people have the first right on it, he added. He expressed these views while addressing an inaugurating ceremony of Kassa Hills Marble Project in Loralai district on Monday. The Kassa Hills Marble Project was initiated by Pakistan Army with the cooperation of provincial government and locals of the area for socio-economic development of the province. Expressing pleasure over inauguration of the project, the COAS said it was the first project of its nature in which a large share of revenue would be spent on the improvement of life standard of the local people. Pak Army is determined to play its role in bringing an economical stability in the country, besides defending its frontiers, he added. The COAS said Pak Army was also taking steps to provide education and employment to the youth of Balochistan. A military college was established in the province in which classes would commence from April and some 5,000 Baloch youth would be recruited in the Pak Army, he said. Previously 4,000 youths of the province were inducted in the army and special relaxation was given to them so that more youngsters could get the opportunity, he added. He said: Pak Army has pledged to play its due role in building the country and making all out efforts in the regard. The COAS said large deposits of mineral resources were available in Musakhel and they needed to be utilised for the development and prosperity of the people and country. We want people of Balochistan to be the first beneficiary of these resources because they have first right on these resources, he remarked. He said the IGFC and other authorities was given the task to remove all tribal feuds in Musakhel because unity is key to a bright future. He said an institution would be established in Quetta in which the youth of Balochistan would be given technical training so that they could play their positive role for the development of province and country. Referring to Gwadar Institutes of Technical Education, Kayani said it could not become operational and later this task was given to Pak Army which through day and night efforts made it functional in which academic session would start from April. After being fully functional Gwadar Institutes would be handed over to the provincial government, he said, adding 1,700 male and female students after getting technical training were serving the country and the nation. The COAS categorically rejected any military operation in Balochistan, saying development of every country relies on better law and order and no operation was being conducted in any part of Balochistan. Army is only deployed in Sui to protect national installations which was limited to the cantonment area, he added.