*ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that Pakistan believe in peaceful coexistence and wanted to promote mutual cooperation with all its neighbours and the entire world on equal basis.*
The Defence Day of Pakistan is not limited to only 6th September but its real spirit remained alive throughout the year, the prime minister said in his message on the Defence Day of Pakistan being celebrated today (Sept 6).
He said observance of Defence Day of Pakistan in fact is reiteration of the message to the enemy forces that the entire Pakistani nation along with its armed forces will spare no effort to protect the motherland.
“Furthermore, we all collectively will face our problems following the Quaid’s principles of Faith, Unity and Discipline. Lets play our role with diligence and devotion for progress of the country.”
He said the Defence Day was the best reflection of national unity and solidarity. “This year the Defence Day is quite unique because the Armed Forces of Pakistan, keeping in view their magnificent traditions, have gained standout achievements in the war against terrorism, which provided further stability and continuity in the motherland,” he added.
Prime Minister Imran Khan said the whole world had witnessed the passion of Pakistani people and its armed forces and especially there was no match of sacrifices the Pakistani children, youth, women and elders had given in the war against terrorism during the last 17 years.
“We present salute and devotion to our *Shuhada* and *Ghazis* who performed their duty in defending the motherland.”
The prime minister, while appreciating the courage and professionalism of Armed Forces of Pakistan in eliminating militancy and terrorism, said no doubt their efforts for national development, strengthening of democracy and world peace were laudable.
The prime minister stressed upon the world powers to play their role to stop Indian cruelty and aggression in the occupied Kashmir. The resolution of Kashmir issue according to the United Nations resolutions was indispensable.