Continuity of democracy imperative for country’s development: COAS

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RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that September 6 is the most important day in the history of the world and we all are united for Pakistan.
Addressing the main ceremony in connection with the Defense Day at GHQ, he said that the armed forces will continue their efforts to take Pakistan a cradle of peace, adding that .
The COAS said that we strengthened our defence in conventional war, but now a wave of unconventional warfare like terrorism has changed the battlefield, adding that foes of Pakistan had imposed terrorism on us, but we very successfully and valiantly fought this menace.
“Lively nations never forget their martyrs and our soldiers sacrificed their today for us and their blood will not go in vain,” he said. He, however, said the war is still continuing and we will have to ensure enduring peace, besides working for the development and progress of the country.
Gen Qamar Bajwa went on to say that our houses, schools, worship places and leaders were attacked in order to weaken us, adding that over 70,000 Pakistanis were either martyred or injured in the war on terror.
General Bajwa said this day reminds us the sacrifices and courage of our soldiers in the war of 1965, adding our soldiers jumped into fire but did not compromise on security of the country. “The tales of bravery and sacrifices in that war have become our history.”
The COAS said: “Continuity of democracy is imperative for country s development and presence of leadership of various political parties in today s ceremony is a testimony that democracy has taken roots in Pakistan.”
Remembering sacrifices of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir, General Bajwa paid glowing tribute to their sacrifices in their struggle against the Indian oppression.

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