General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited parents of Lieutenant Arsalan Alam Shaheed Monday at his village near Murree who embraced Shahadat at newly established Pakistani Border post in Rajgal,
Khyber Agency on September 23. COAS offered fatiah at grave of the Shaheed and interacted with the great family. While paying tribute to Shaheed Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, COAS said that Army and the nation is proud of their Shuhudas who have rendered supreme sacrifices in the line of duty. Lieutenant Arsalan Alam being the only son of family with three sisters preferred his country over himself and his family. No power can harm us till such time we have such valiant sons of soil and their brave parents in Pakistan. He further said that on the contrary, some people / hostile agencies from abroad are trying to destabilize our country and also criticize Army.
They fear Army being a hurdle to achieve their nefarious designs. COAS said that Pakistan Army shall continue to perform in the best interest of the country and will standby with the Nation against all challanges. Pakistan’s enemy is our enemy. Use of force is the prerogative of state alone. COAS also stated that we shall restore peace and rule of law, whatever sacrifices it may cost.