Pak-Army true reflection of nation: COAS
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa addressing the newly passed cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA): Photo taken from TV Screen

Pak-Army true reflection of nation: COAS

News Desk: 

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said Pak Army is a true reflection of the nation. Addressing the passing out parade of military cadets at the Military Academy Kakul, the Army Chief said diversity in the armed forces has made it a true reflection of the nation.

Gen Bajwa cautioned the cadets that they would be held accountable for the prosperity and security of Pakistan, terming it a “unique burden of love and responsibility”.

Army an accountable institution before the nation

“I count it as a great honor that we stand before the nation as a trusted and accountable institution,” he said.

“You must realize that peace is not an end in itself. Our efforts of decades will be wasted if we cannot protect the base from where our nation will rise to the heights of economic sovereignty and ideological maturity, thus truly becoming Quaid’s Pakistan.

Army supporting the government

General Qamar Javed Bajwa stated that Pakistan Army continued to support the government, whenever asked, according to the guidelines of the Constitution and law. The COAS said the military would continue to support the government and democratic institutions.

“We Pakistanis have proved that we can do wonders when we keep our national interests above our parochial, institutional, and personal interests,” he said. He told the cadets that they were joining an army that “not only defeated the scourge of terrorism but also gave a bloody nose to an army five times bigger in February 2019”.

Hybrid War targeting minds

He said Pakistan’s enemies were feeling “frustrated” because they had failed to cause doom and destruction and were now subjecting the country to a “24/7 hybrid war”.

“This war is not fought on the battlefield but in the minds. In this new war, leadership at all levels is the target. The objective of hybrid war is to target the sense of hope in Pakistan and to perpetuate the perception that yahan kuch acha nahi ho sakta (nothing good can happen here). Let me tell you, yahan sab acha hoga (everything will be good here),” he added.

Pak-Army true reflection of nation: COAS

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