We are here and shall remain here INSHALLAH: COAS
ISLAMABAD - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says Pakistan is a peace-loving country and believes in peace within and peace without.
He was addressing the Passing out Parade of 110th Midshipmen and 19th Short Service Course held at Naval Academy, Karachi.
H said Pakistan in the past, has seen many conflicts both on its eastern and western borders.
Army Chief said wars bring death, destruction and misery for the people and ultimately, all issues are resolved on the table through negotiations that is why we are trying very hard to help bring a lasting peace in Afghanistan by supporting Afghan led and Afghan owned peace plan.
Similarly, our new government has extended a hand of peace and friendship towards India with utmost sincerity but it should not be taken as our weakness, peace benefits everybody.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said it is time to fight against hunger, disease and illiteracy, then to fight against each other.
He said Pakistan has survived the earth shattering events of 1971, 79 and 2001.
We are here and we will remain here, in-sha-ALLAH.
He further said nobody can threaten us or our freedom.
It is time we fulfill our dreams and make Pakistan a great country.
Army Chief said the relative peace that you find in the country today, has been achieved at a very heavy cost.
Our Armed Forces and Law Enforcement Agencies have rendered tremendous sacrifices to restore peace and order, paying the ultimate price with their blood.
He said it is now our duty to honor their sacrifice through display of Unity, Faith and Discipline in everything that we do.