QUETTA -  Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has vowed zero tolerance against terrorism and directed focused and indiscriminate operations against terrorists of all kinds.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa yesterday paid a day-long visit to Quetta.

According to ISPR, the chief of army staff laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada soon after his arrival to acknowledge the sacrifices of all those martyrs who laid their lives for the county.

Later, General Qamar Bajwa visited the headquarters of Southern Command where he was briefed in detail about the operational preparedness of the command and overall security situation in Balochistan.

The army chief lauded the army, Frontier Corps, law-enforcement agencies and intelligence agencies for a noticeable improvement in law and order situation in Balochistan.

He particularly lauded support and sacrifices of the people of Balochistan for restoration of peace in the province. He also acclaimed the integrated approach adopted by the army and the civilian government for security and development.

He announced the Pak Army would provide all essential assistance to the provincial government in restoring peace in the province, capacity building of the LEAs and providing security for all projects in remote areas.

General Bajwa vowed there would be zero tolerance against terrorism and ordered indiscriminate operations against terrorists of all kinds in coordination with other law-enforcement agencies.

The army chief also praised FWO and NLC for developing road network in Balochistan and stressed the need to further accelerate uplift projects to ensure greater connectivity for the masses.

He also expressed unflinching resolve to ensure foolproof security for the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Earlier, on his arrival in Quetta, the COAS was received by Southern Command Commander Lt-Gen Aamer Riaz.