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‘Hybrid war’ aimed at spreading anarchy in country: COAS

‘Hybrid war’ aimed at spreading anarchy in country: COAS
September 6, 2020
RAWALPINDI (92 News) - Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday said that the country was facing another challenge and that is a “fifth generation” or “hybrid” war that is aimed at spreading anarchy in the country by defaming it and the armed forces. While addressing a Defence Day ceremony at the army headquarters in Rawalpindi, the army chief said that if any war will be imposed on us, we will respond with full might. "The purpose of hybrid war is to defame the country and the Pakistani forces and spread chaos. “We are well aware of this threat and will certainly win this war with the cooperation of the nation,” General Bajwa said. "Even today we are defending our freedom with our blood. Our neighbor has, as always, taken an irresponsible stance. If war is imposed on us, we will respond with full might," the army chief maintained.

Pakistan wants regional peace

COAS Bajwa said that Pakistan wants peace in the region, warning that neighbouring India — like always — has adopted an “irresponsible attitude”. He added that New Delhi took the “illegal step” of ending the special status of occupied Kashmir. The army chief said that the sacrifices made by the Pakistan Army were known all over the world. "We fought a nerve-wracking war against terrorism. We are not discouraged in all trials. Today s Pakistan is a peaceful Pakistan that needs to be transformed into peace and prosperity."

Kashmir is internationally accepted dispute

“India has once again threatened peace in the region. It was a fact that Kashmir was an internationally accepted dispute. He said that Pakistan does not accept “any such unilateral decision” of the Indian government. “The founder of Pakistan had declared Kashmir as the jugular vein of Pakistan. We do not accept any unilateral decision related to Kashmir,” he. He also warned India that Pakistan would not be “intimidated” by stockpiling of newly acquired weapons by New Delhi.

Pakistan faced great trials over last 20 years

Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan faced great trials over the last 20 years with war on the eastern and western fronts. He said that the country, also faced natural disasters, such as floods and earthquakes, and the war on terror. He also said thousands of people got displaced and many sacrificed their lives. He also noted that the country successfully fought against coronavirus and the locust attack.

Pays tribute to martyrs of armed forces

"September 6 reminds us that we defeated an enemy bigger than us on this day," COAS Bajwa said, adding that they are still protecting the country's freedom with their blood. He paid tribute to the martyrs of the armed forces and said the country has freedom, sovereignty and peace because of its soldiers' bravery and sacrifices. He told the families of the martyrs that the nation will never forget their sacrifices. “Our martyrs are our heroes,” said General Bajwa. “Leading a brave and fearless army such as the Pakistan Army is an honour for me.” The ceremony was attended by the families of martyrs, senior serving military officials and soldiers. At least 40 officers were awarded the Sitara-i-Imtiaz, 24 were given Tamgha-e-Basalat and a soldier was awarded the United Nations medal during the ceremony.