TURBAT: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javaid Bajwa interacted with local elders of Turbat at Headquarters FC Balochistan (South) here Monday.
Balochistan Chief Minister Abdul Quddus Bizenjo, Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa and IGFC Balochistan (South) Major General Tariq Aman were also present.
Later, COAS attended closing ceremony of Mekran Festival. Large number of local residents attended the ceremony.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS said that provision of civic facilities and peaceful environment in less developed areas of Balochistan is a dream coming true. People of Balochistan and Turbat have the rights for provision of similar facilities as in rest of Pakistan. He said Khushal Balochistan program is aimed at fulfilment of this right.
COAS said presence of such a large gathering at this festival is testimony of the fact that Balochistan is moving towards a peace and prosperity which is future of Pakistan’s progress as well.
At the end of the ceremony fireworks were also held which added colour to the festive mood of the spectators.
COAS will visit Awaran Tuesday.