RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that a peaceful, strong and prosperous Pakistan is our destination and we are steadfastly moving towards that end.
In his address at the Main Ceremony held at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Friday in connection with the Defense and Martyrs Day, the COAS said that today there is better environment of peace in Pakistan and the Country gives the message of peace and security to the World.
The Army Chief said that our fight now is against poverty, unemployment and economic backwardness following successfully confronting the menace of terrorism.
The COAS pointed out that Pakistan registered unparalleled successes in the war against terrorism which are an example for the whole World. He said that our soldiers stood like a rock wall in the years-long war against terrorists and foiled the nefarious designs of the enemy.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibilities in the war on terrorism and now responsibility rests with the World Community to full its responsibility and reject all forms of terrorism and extremism.
In addition, he emphatically stated that Pakistan’s armed forces have not and will not refrain from any sacrifice for the defense of the motherland. He said that the Country’s armed forces ensured the security of the motherland by rendering sacrifices both in the conventional war and the fight against terrorism.
Paying tributes to the martyrs and Ghazis, the Army Chief said that the entire nation is proud of their courage and resolve. He said that these sacrifices and courage and resolve of the entire nation is the guarantee of bright future of Pakistan.
Earlier, the COAS laid the floral wreath at the Martyrs Monument. The bereaved families of the martyrs were especially invited to attend the Main Ceremony.