Army’s contribution & sacrifices for Pakistan | By Ahsan Zaheer

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Army’s contribution & sacrifices for Pakistan

BASICALLY, the role of any Army in a country is to defend its borders and its territory from external threats.

Army also plays a major role by providing help to civil administration to maintain law and order in case of civil unrest.

Army always comes to help its citizens in natural disasters and calamities. Let’s talk about Pakistan Army, it is considered to be one of the best army’s in the world.

According to Global Firepower, the Pakistan defence forces are ranked as the “9th most powerful military” in the world.

No one can doubt about the professionalism and capability of Pakistan Army. Pakistan Army has remained the most well managed, disciplined and responsive institution of the country.

Since creation, Pakistan Army has fought Kargil war, battle at Siachen, 1965 War and the war against terrorism and successfully defended the homeland.

The nation will never forget the huge sacrifices made by soldiers and officers in the battlefield for the love of their motherland.

Always in fewer budgets and with limited technology, Pakistan Army has produced great results against all the challenges and whole world admitted the professionalism and expertise of Pak Army.

Pakistan Army has played a constructive role in remote areas of the country like Gilgit-Baltistan, FATA, Chitral and Balochistan, through the construction of roads, education facilities, water supply schemes, medical facilities through CMHs and medical camps.

Pakistan Army’s role in rescue and relief work was remarkable in 2005 earthquake. Pakistan Army paid immediate attention to disaster relief and to restore basic services.

It will always be remembered as one of the best executed rescue and relief operations ever. Similarly, Pak Army always came up to the expectations during the floods and other calamites.

No one can forget the recent efforts of Pakistan Army in Covid-19 pandemic. The soldiers on the roads and streets did make sure that people were following standard operating procedures, including social distancing and masking.

Pakistan Army has played a massive role in providing health facilities to citizens. Throughout the year, Army doctors organize camps for civilians and provide free treatment in many areas.

Today, more than forty Army hospitals “state of the art” are functional throughout the country with the best possible facilities available to military personnel and civilians.

The Army has been playing a key role within the Pakistani society ever since independence.

There is no doubt that the Pakistani Army is very well respected and popular within Pakistani society.

They are the ones who keep terrorists away, guard our polling stations during elections and kick out criminals out of our society. People of Pakistan have lot of faith and love for own Army.

—The writer is a freelance journalist and Islamabad based analyst.

 

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