'It's time to be a Nation' COAS General Bajwa over economic crisis in Pakistan

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'It's time to be a Nation' COAS General Bajwa over economic crisis in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s top military commander has said the armed forces played their part by voluntarily foregoing annual increase in defence budget and “this is not the only step” we are taking for improvement of economy.

“Pakistan is going through difficult economic situation, and we all need to fulfill our responsibilities so that difficult initiatives taken by the government succeed,” Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said while addressing a seminar titled “Pakistan’s Economy: Challenges and Way Forward” at National Defence University Islamabad on Friday.

“It is time to be a nation,” he was quoted as saying by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).7

“There cannot be any sovereignty in the absence of economic sovereignty,” the army chief added.