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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Last Bullet & Last Soldier: COAS promises Pakistan Army support to Kashmir

Chief of Army Staff General Bajwa reiterated Pakistan Army’s resolve and determination to defend the motherland. He stated that Kashmir is Pakistan’s jugular vein, and will stand with Kashmir until the last bullet, last soldier and last breath

Chief of Army Staff, General Qamar Javed Bajwa emphasized that Pakistan’s armed forces will not hesitate from making any sacrifice to defend the motherland. The Army Chief also reiterated that Pakistanis will stand with their Kashmiri brethren in the struggle for self-determination, and will continue to fight for their rights.

Addressing the event to commemorate the Defence and Martyr’s Day at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, Gen Qamar Bajwa said, “Our destination is a peaceful, powerful and prosperous Pakistan, and we are heading towards that direction.”

Families of the martyrs were invited to attend the event at the General Headquarters. Before his address, the Army Chief visited the martyr’s monument and paid tribute to their memory with a floral wreath.

Unparalleled Success Against Terrorism

The Army Chief stressed that Pakistan has set an example for the world with its dedicated resolve to eradicate terrorism from its soil, and the unparalleled successes of the Pakistan Army have allowed the country to move towards economic development and prosperity. He said, “Soldiers of the Pakistan Army stood like a wall in this longstanding war against terrorisms, thwarting all agendas of the enemies.”

Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said, “Today, Pakistan enjoys an improved environment of peace and stability, and seeks to spread this message across the world. Pakistan has fulfilled its responsibilities of eradicating terrorism, and now, the international community must fulfill its responsibilities and shun all kinds of extremism and terrorism.”

Pakistan commemorates 6th September as its Defence and Martyrs Day to pay tribute to the brave sons of the soil, the martyrs and ghazis

The Chief of Army Staff added, “After eradicating the scourge of terrorism from our land, now, we must fight against poverty, economic slowdown, and poverty.” General Bajwa paid tribute to the martyrs and ghazis of the Pakistan Army, who laid their lives to defend the nation against the nefarious designs of the enemies.

He said, “The entire nation is proud of their courage and determination. These sacrifices, courage and determination of the Pakistani nation will guarantee a bright future for the country.”

Kashmir: Pakistan’s Jugular Vein

General Bajwa reiterated that Pakistanis will never leave their Kashmiri brethren alone in this struggle for freedom against a brutal occupation, and will continue to fight their cause.

He said, “The Indian government, dominated by the ideologies of Hindutva, has made Kashmir a target for brutality. State terrorism is at its worst, and the paradise of Kashmir is burning under a tyrannical occupation.”

General Bajwa stressed that Pakistan continues supporting the Kashmiri struggle for freedom until the last bullet and soldier. He said, “Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan, and we will never leave our Kashmiri brethren alone in this fight.”

The Army Chief noted that Kashmir remains and unfinished agenda of the partition of the subcontinent and the creation of Pakistan. He said, “Kashmir will remain an unfinished agenda of Pakistan’s completion until this longstanding dispute is resolved in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.”

The Chief of Army Staff lamented that Indian state terrorism continues to soar across the valley, and he voiced Pakistan’s concerns over the escalating human rights abuses in the occupied Himalayan region of Kashmir. General Bajwa pledged that Pakistan will not leave the Kashmiri people alone at the mercy of their circumstances, but rather, the nation and the army will stand by them.

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He said, “The hearts of Kashmiris and Pakistanis beat together, Pakistan is a peace-loving nation but the barbaric treatment of innocent Kashmiris is testing our patient and resolve.” The Army Chief stressed that Pakistan is willing to go to any extent to support the oppressed people of Kashmir.

General Bajwa reiterated, “Kashmir is our jugular vein. The people and the armed forces of Pakistan are willing to sacrifice everything for their Kashmiri brethren. We will fulfill our commitment towards Kashmir until the last bullet, last soldier and last breath.”

Peace & Stability in Afghanistan

The Army Chief said that Pakistan has plaid a facilitative role in the Afghan reconciliation process, and will continue to play a positive role to cement peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region. Gen Bajwa said, “Pakistan has aspired for peace and stability across Afghanistan, and these efforts for peace will continue in the future.”

He added, “We have extended our complete cooperation to the ongoing Afghan peace process, which reflects our ideologies and mindset.” The Army Chief noted that Pakistan has made multiple diplomatic efforts to ensure the emergence of an enduring peace in Afghanistan.

The Chief of Army Staff said, “We have always stressed upon the significance of dialogue, peace and prosperity.” He noted that Afghanistan is a clear example of Pakistan’s vision for regional peace and stability. He said, “Pakistan will continue to extend a positive and facilitative role to make sure the peace process concludes successful as peace in Afghanistan will ensure peace in Pakistan.”

Gen Bajwa added, “Pakistan has always supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process.”

Pakistan commemorates 6th September as its Defence and Martyrs Day to pay tribute to the brave sons of the soil, the martyrs and ghazis, and reaffirm its dedication to defend the motherland against all enemies.

Read more: How Pakistan planned and prepared for the 1965 war against a stronger enemy?

This day is commemorated in the memory of the brave soldiers who on 6th September 1965, thwarted the evil designs of the enemy, who in the darkness of the night, crossed the international border in a bid to launch an attack.

The Defence and Martyrs Day is also being commemorated as Kashmir Solidarity Day to reaffirm Pakistan’s support to the Kashmiri struggle for freedom and self-determination as the occupied Himalayan valley remains under curfew for over 32 days now.