Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said young officers of the force are his pride and the nation owes its peace and stability to their devotion.

Addressing the soldiers during his visit to Bahawalpur Garrison on Tuesday, Army chief praised the “exemplary performance of young officers and sacrifices rendered by them during security operations” in the country.

Gen Bajwa was given a detailed briefing on operational preparedness and ongoing internal security operations, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.

The military’s media wing said the army chief expressed satisfaction on the operational preparedness of the corps, which is responsible for operations in the southern Punjab area of operations.

Gen Bajwa also inaugurated Combined Military Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences (CIMS) at Bahawalpur. The first batch of 100 MBBS students will be inducted this year and 50 BDS students will be added from next year onwards.