Gen Bajwa, President Alvi discusses national security issues

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa called on President Dr Arif Alvi and discussed matters pertaining to the security of the country.

During the meeting, the president said Pakistan is proud of its armed forces, which have overcome internal and external challenges faced by the country.

He said armed forces of the country have always exhibited unprecedented courage and professionalism and foiled the nefarious designs of the enemy.

The president paid homage to the brave soldiers who laid down their lives for defence of the country in September 1965.

Earlier on Sunday. in his message to the nation on the occasion of Defence Day, President Dr Arif Alvi said Pakistan Army has a crucial role to make the country’s defence invincible.

Dr Arif Alvi said Pakistan successfully defeated terrorism and extremism and now the nation is on the path towards economic prosperity.

He said, “We have also made serious efforts with a positive approach towards securing peace in the region but unfortunately our enemy keeps hostile designs against us”.

The president further said, “We reaffirm our pledge that we will continue to support the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their struggle till the realisation of their right to self-determination”.

He urged the nation to pay homage to its martyrs and pledge anew to defend Pakistan, safeguards its security and sovereignty at all costs with the same spirit, undaunted courage, unconquerable and indomitable spirit as had been displayed by the martyrs and veterans of 1965 war.

“Today we renew our commitment to the defence, security and sovereignty of Pakistan, a commitment demonstrated by the martyrs and heroes of the 1965 war,” the prime minister said.

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