While addressing a ceremony in connection with the Defence and Martyrs Day at General Headquarters (GHQ), The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan Armed Forces have achieved unprecedented successes in the fight against terrorism with the support of the nation.
The Army Chief said that the armed forces have achieved unprecedented victories in the fight against terrorism besides bringing back normalcy to the country with the support of the nation.
The COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa saluted the relatives of the martyrs and ghazis on the occasion and said that it was an honour for him to address the ceremony of the Defence and Martyrs Day.
He said that the forces are fully capable to fight all kinds of internal and external threats in a befitting manner, added that the country’s defence was made impenetrable by achieving self-sustainability in defence capabilities by the armed forces and they have fought courageously against every enemy.
The Army Chief said that the enemy has always faced defeats in its tactics against Pakistan due to a strong shield of the relationship between the armed forces and the nation, The sacrifices of the martyrs’ relatives will never be forgotten nor go in vain.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that the enemy wants to fulfil its ulterior motives through untraditional tactics and disinformation, whereas, the country will have to strictly deal with the elements creating disturbances in the country nor any group will be allowed to blackmail the state.
We have to make the country welfare and moderate state in accordance with the thoughts of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, He said that in the 21st century, we should pay attention to geopolitics instead of putting the focus on geostrategic, as well as paying attention to the development of the nation instead of going for traditional wars.
The Army Chief said that Pakistan was closely monitoring the regional developments and the country wanted to see the development of the Afghan people, He also expressed hopes that the international community will play its role in the development of Afghanistan.
The COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed hopes for the establishment of a stable and inclusive government in the neighbouring country, He said that Pakistan hopes that Afghanistan’s soil will not be used against any country.
He further added that the Kashmir dispute possessed fundamental importance in the betterment of ties between Pakistan and India, Pakistan will continue its diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris on all platforms.
The Army Chief also paid tribute to the struggle of Syed Ali Geelani.
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