RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa have reached the Line of Control.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Defence Minister Pervaiz Khattak and Kashmir Committee Chairman Fakhar Imam are also accompanying them.
The prime minister and the COAS will meet the families of martyrs and Pak Army Jawans.
Earlier addressing the main ceremony at GHQ in Rawalpindi on Friday, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated that Kashmir is incomplete agenda in the completion of Pakistan.
The COAS paid rich tributes to the martyrs who laid their lives for the defence of the motherland. “The sacrifices of our son of the soil will not go in vain. Our sacrifices for the sake of country are examples for the world,” he added.
The army chief said that Pakistan has sacrificed a lot in the war against terrorism and today’s Pakistan is better than the one in Past in terms of security.
Referring to the latest situation in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK), General Bajwa has said India is carrying out worst rights violations in the held valley. “The World should take notice of the matter with immediate effect.
Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan would never leave Kashmiris alone at the mercy of the situation imposed on them forcibly and illegally by the Indian government.
The OCAS reassured that Pakistan Army would go to any extent for the sake of Kashmir and its freedom. “Will go for Kashmir until the last bullet, the last soldier and the last breath,” he added.
“The hearts of Pakistanis and Kashmiris beat together. Pakistan’s armed forces are ready to give every sacrifice for the people of Kashmir,” The army chief maintained. He said that Pakistan today was delivering a message of peace and prosperity.
“We have always emphasised the importance of peace, prosperity and dialogue,” the army chief said. “The example of Afghanistan is evidence of this,” he added. “Pakistan has always supported an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.”
He concluded his remarks by paying tribute to martyrs and their families.
Today, the nation is observing Defence Day and Kashmir Solidarity Day with national fervor.
Marking the 54th anniversary
of the 1965 Pakistan-India war, the martyrs and ghazis are being tribute. The nation is also reaffirming commitment to defend the motherland against all threats.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian forces crossed international border in the darkness of night to attack Pakistan but the nation foiled nefarious designs of the enemy in 1965 on this day.
The day began with a 31-gun salute
in Islamabad and 21-gun salutes
in the all provincial capitals. Special prayers
were also offered after Fajr prayers for the independence of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) as well as for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan.