ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on his message to the nation on Defence Day said, “Pakistan’s desire for peace must not be mistaken as its weakness because the world understood that it was just for economic wellbeing & prosperity of the people in the region”.
“We need to work together for peace and securing a brighter future for our coming generations,” the premier said on Sunday as nation observed Defence Day.
He said the resilient nation and the battle-hardened armed forces of Pakistan had the time and again proved that they were fully capable of defending the country and were fully prepared to meet any kind of eventuality.
Noting that September 6 was a day in Pakistan’s glorious history that was commemorated as a symbol of courage, strong will, and unmatched spirit of sacrifice by its gallant armed forces, the prime minister said together with the brave nation, Pakistan’s officers, soldiers, sailors, and airmen proved to the world 55 years ago on this day, that they were ever ready to defend every inch of the motherland whatever the cost.
The prime minister also maintained that with the abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A, India had not only violated the UN Charter but has also unleashed a reign of terror on innocent Kashmiris.
Indians are also showing aggressive posture on the Line of Control and such provocations were aimed at diverting the world attention from Indian atrocities in IIOJK, he added.
He urged the countrymen to pay homage to its martyrs and Ghazis, and pledge anew to defend Pakistan, safeguards its security and sovereignty at all costs with the same spirit, undaunted courage, unconquerable and indomitable spirit as had been displayed by the martyrs and Ghazis (veterans) of 1965 war.