Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif paid a farewell visit to the GHQ on Tuesday. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Syed Asim Munir received the premier upon his arrival, the military’s media wing said.
PM met with the Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) and was presented with the Guard of Honour and laid a floral wreath at the Yadgar-e-Shuhada, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
He was also the Chief Guest at a ceremony organised to pay tribute to the Shuhadas and Ghazis at Army Auditorium. PM paid rich tribute to the Shuhadas, Ghazis and their families for their countless sacrifices and contributions made for the defence of the motherland.
PM appreciated the role of the Armed Forces in protecting the territorial integrity of the country and robustly fighting the menace of terrorism across Pakistan.
“Shuhadas and Ghazis are our pride”, PM Says
“Shuhadas and Ghazis are our pride and their respect and honour is binding on each Pakistani. We must never forget that the peace and freedom we enjoy today are due to the ultimate sacrifices rendered by these brave sons of the soil.
I salute their families for sacrificing their loved ones for Pakistan. It is now our earnest duty that we realise the supreme sacrifices of our Shuhadas and Ghazis for the prosperity and well-being of each Pakistani”. PM remarked. He further said that those who resorted to the desecration of the monuments of Shuhada, their faces will remain blackened in the history of this country and the proud people of Pakistan will never forget them.
PM distributed cheques of Special Financial Assistance amongst 70 families of martyrs and 30 War Wounded Persons. Laptops were also distributed amongst the wards of Shuhada undergoing their academic pursuits.