General Kayani says Pakistan is a peace-loving country

Saturday, June 9th, 2012 8:29:16 by

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said that Pakistan is a peace-loving country and focus of its armed forces always remained on defending and serving the country.

While addressing a book-launching ceremony the military observed, “We are a peace loving nation and harbor no aggressions towards anyone but at the same time we value our freedom and independence more than anything else”.

He asserted that the military forces were fully prepared to ensure sovereignty and dignity of the country.

He applauded the role and sacrifices of young officers of Pakistan Army during the war on terror, saying they had set examples for others and they should acknowledge the dedication of their brave soldiers who were taking pride by laying their lives for defending the country.

The ratio of martyred officers and soldiers is 1-10 which reflects their resolve and commitment to their jobs, he added.

The COAS also paid tribute to Major Shabir Sharif Shaheed (Nishan-e-Haider), terming him one of the most courageous military officers and symbol of bravery and velour for the new generation.

He also commended the efforts of Colonel Azam Qadri (Retd) who highlighted several aspect of life and role of Major Shabir Sharif Shaheed (NH). It is vital to mention here that Nishane-Haider is the most prestigious and highest military award of the country.

Kayani noted, “The writer has made the epic life of the legendary solider more memorable than ever through his remarkable effort of collecting and compiling the shining moments of Major Shabir’s career”.

According to the ISPR statement, other speakers at the occasion also paid tribute to Major Shabir Sharif Shaheed and threw light on his achievement.

The book “What more can a solider desire” is a candid account of Major Shabir’s acts of valour and bravery he displayed throughout his military career and during the two Pakistan-India wars of 1965 and 1971.

Major Shabir embraced martyrdom on December 6, 1971 while firing and engaging the Indian tanks in the Sulemanki Sector.

Portion of the book is based upon the letters that Major Shabir wrote to the author, which contain and enumerate not only some historic facts about the Pakistan-India war of 1965, but also present a good reflection of his day-to-day life, as well as his personality.

The book not only galvanizes the desire of achievement, but also portrays the parts of Major Shabir Sharif’s life in a novel and impressive way.


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1 Comment for “General Kayani says Pakistan is a peace-loving country”

  1. Netizen

    There are following contradictions: (1) Pakistan is peace loving but home grown terrorists having ‘safe heavens’ under the nose of Army are exporting terror world wide! (2) He asserted that the military forces were fully prepared to ensure sovereignty and dignity of the country but his Army has is unable to to shoot down a single drone which are attacking every day killing dozens of terrorists in their ‘safe heaven’ in PAKISTAN!!. TERRORISTS ARE ATTACKING CIVILIANS IN PAKISTAN every day but Army is not able to stop it!!!

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