Pakistan now more stable and strong than before: President Arif Alvi

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that Pakistan is now more stable and strong than before, and many opportunities are knocking at its door.

While addressing the Army Officers undergoing training at the Quetta Command and Staff College in Islamabad on Friday, the president said that despite facing many challenges Pakistan is now heading in the right direction.

Dr Arif Alvi underlined that Pakistan is a peaceful and sovereign country, desirous of having good relations with all its neighbours including India.

Lauding the role and sacrifices of armed forces, law enforcement agencies (LEAs) and civil administration in addressing the challenges of lawlessness and terrorism, he said that Pakistan’s armed forces are well prepared to give befitting response to any misadventure by India. He said that Pakistan will not tolerate any violation of its territorial integrity and reserves the right to self-defense.

The president further said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has the potential to change the fate of the region for better. He said that Balochistan will gain specifically from CPEC project and immense opportunities of employment will be created for its youth.

Arif Alvi commended the role of Command & Staff College Quetta in imparting quality and strategic training to officers of Pakistan army and those from the allied Countries. He hoped that training received at this premier military institution will prove to be an asset for the trainee officers with the help of which they will be able to utilize their abilities and full potential in the service of the motherland.

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