Army Chief Gen Raheel reaches Quetta


Army Chief Gen Raheel reaches Quetta Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Tuesday reached Quetta, a morning after terrorists stormed a police training college in Balochistan’s provincial capital, killing at least 59 people, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.

Heavily-armed militants wearing suicide vests stormed a police academy in Quetta, killing at least 59 people and wounding dozens more in one of the deadliest militants attacks this year.

The army chief is expected to visit a hospital to see those who were injured in the attack, sources said.

The COAS is accompanied by the Director General Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar and the Director General Military Intelligence Major General Nadeem Zaki Manj, ISPR said.

Gen Raheel is also expected to chair a high-level security meeting during his visit where he will be briefed on the security situation in Quetta, sources told DawnNews, adding that the corps commander south, the DG ISI and the DG MI will also be in attendance.

‘Enemy weakened, not finished’

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar addressing a passing out parade said, “The enemy has been weakened but is not finished.”

He added, “Today the whole of Pakistan is saddened.”

“Pakistan needs heroes. The security agencies, from the Pakistan Army to the civil armed forces and the police, are making sacrifices everyday,” he said.


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