Pak Army will not refrain from any sacrifice for defence of the motherland: COAS

09:53 AM | 6 Sep, 2019
Pak Army will not refrain from any sacrifice for defence of the motherland: COAS
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RAWALPINDI - Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has emphatically stated that Pakistan's armed forces have not and will not refrain from any sacrifice for the defence of the motherland.

He was addressing the main ceremony in connection with Defense and Martyrs Day at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi today (Friday).

The Army Chief said a peaceful and strong Pakistan is our destination and we are steadfastly moving towards that end.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said the country's armed forces ensured the security of the motherland by rendering sacrifices both in the conventional war and the fight against terrorism. The army chief pointed out that Pakistan registered unparalleled successes in the war against terrorism. Our soldiers stood like a rock wall in the war against terrorists and foiled the nefarious designs of the enemy. They sacrificed their today for our better tomorrow, he said.

The Army Chief said today's Pakistan gives the message of peace and security to the world. He said Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibilities in the war on terrorism and now responsibility rests with the world community to reject all forms of terrorism and extremism.

The main ceremony of Defense and Martyrs Day was held at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, the Radio Pakistan reported.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa laid the floral wreath at the martyrs' monument.

Bereaved families of the martyrs have especially been invited to attend the main ceremony.