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Press Release

Awaran- March 05, 2018

On second day of his visit to Balochistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited Awaran. COAS inaugurated work for Road Turbat-Bulaeda and earth breaking for construction of Cadet College Awaran (CCA) at Jhao.

On arrival at Jhao, COAS was given detailed briefing by General Officer Commanding Major General Zaki Manj on recent security measures as well as support to the government on socio-economic projects.

Cadet College Awaran initially will be for 800 cadets with plans to enhance its capacity subsequently. CCA would have hostel facilities for 300 cadets & faculty and will be constructed by Pakistan Army Engineers. The project will be completed in quicker timeframe of two years for its planned initial capacity at Jhao.

COAS also interacted with local elders and troops in the area.

Speaking at the occasions, COAS appreciated progress through joint working by security forces and the civil administration. COAS said that continuity of effort with national commitment is the way forward to bring about the desired development and stability in the Province.

Chief Minister Balochistan, Mir Abdul Quddus Bizenjo accompanied COAS throughout the visit and discussed various coordination aspects to successfully carry on the execution of Khushal Balochistan program.

Commander Southern Command Lieutenant General Asim Salim Bajwa and other civil/ military officials were present on the occasion.