COAS says every Pakistani is a soldier of Operation Ruddul Fasaad
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Inter Services Publication Directorate (ISPR) on Thursday.
The COAS addressed and interacted with youth undergoing annual internship programme at ISPR.
He congratulated the students on successful completion of the internship program. Speaking on the occasion, COAS said that Pakistan is blessed with most talented and vibrant youth, and, future of Pakistan belongs to them. “I have full confidence and optimism that Pakistani youth realizing their potential will lead Pakistan to a new era of peace and progress.”
The COAS asked the internees to have confidence in themselves, adhere to merit, follow rule of law and don’t look for shortcuts in life for success.
In response to a question that how did he maintain his morale amid so much of challenges and pressures, the COAS replied that selfless motivation of his outfit (Pak Army) and hope he sees in future of Pakistan (the youth) keeps him motivated and committed to the cause.
The COAS also assured the students that Pakistan Army is committed to provide them a safe, secure and stable Pakistan. “Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges. Pakistan Army has achieved great successes to rid country of violence and terrorism. However, for enduring peace each one of us has to contribute our respective bit. Every Pakistani is a soldier of Operation Ruddul Fasaad.”
The COAS asked the students to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives through social media. “Educated youth is prime target of ISIS and affiliates, be extra cautious,” the COAS advised the youth.
“Your success and progress in life depends on three things; Faith in Allah, respect to parents and hard work. This trinity is a key to success,” the COAS remarked in response to the question on key to success in life.
The annual Internship Program 2017 was held from July 11 to August 17 comprising students from various educational institutions across the country, including the FATA.
Meanwhile, Brigadier General Wojclech Granowshi, Commander Polish Land Forces, called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), at GHQ on Thursday.
During the meeting, views were exchanged on regional security situation and issues of mutual interest including defence, training and bilateral security cooperation.
The delegation was given a detailed briefing on operational and training activities of Pakistan Army. Brigadier General Wojclech Granowshi acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan’s efforts in fight against terrorism.
Earlier on arrival at GHQ, the Commander of the Polish Land Force laid floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented the guard of honor to the visiting dignitary.
On the other hand, Nawaf Khalifeh Saraireh, Jordanian Ambassador to Pakistan, called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ.
Matters related to regional security and military cooperation were discussed.