Desire for peace not to be considered a weakness, says President Alvi
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – President Dr Arif Alvi has said that their wish for peace should not be considered a weakness.
Addressing the joint parade on Pakistan Day, he said that the armed forces had proved their capability and dominance by giving a befitting reply to Indian aggression.
“We are a peaceful nation, but are not oblivious of our defence,” he said.
The President said that Pakistan controlled terrorism by sacrificing lives and property. “Pakistan is a responsible nuclear state but it wants peace, not war. It also respects integrity and sovereignty of other states,” he said.
The President said that India’s irresponsible attitude has jeopardized peace in the region. He said India will have to accept Pakistan as a reality, and it must come to the conclusion that dialogue is the only way to resolve issues.
He said that the country is safe and moving on the path of progress and development after effectively combating the menace of terrorism. He, however, pointed out that the country is dealing with the challenges of poverty, hunger, unemployment and extremist mindset.
The President said that participation of the representatives of Pakistan’s friendly countries including Saudi Arabia, China, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Bahrain and Sri Lanka has added valour to today’s military parade, and this signifies Pakistan’s friendship with these countries.