No place for extremism in Pakistan, says COAS Bajwa on Defence Day

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RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that there is no place for extremism in Pakistan.

The army chief was addressing the major ceremony in connection with Defence and Martyrs Day 2021 held at GHQ in Rawalpindi.

He said that Pakistan’s armed forces are fully capable of fighting all external and internal threats, and traditional and non-traditional wars.

COAS said, “Enemy will find us ready at every moment and on every front if it wants to fight us”.

He highlighted, “Our armed forces fought against every enemy bravely and defeated all nefarious designs”.

Gen Bajwa said that strong bond between Pakistan Army and nation played key role to defeat the enemy and black-handed tactics against Pakistan, adding: “This unity has always made us persevere.”

He stressed that army’s success largely depend on support from public.

Talking about changing nature of war, he said that modern channels of communication were exploited to weaken nation’s unity and spread anarchy in the country.

He said that Pakistan’s enemies are using non-traditional war tactics including propaganda and disinformation to demoralise public.

While shedding light on situation in Afghanistan, he said that the withdrawal of foreign troops provide a great chance to achieve pace in the war-torn country.

He urged the international community to play role for stability in Afghanistan.

President Dr. Arif Alvi, Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, and other government and opposition members are present on the occasion to represent the civil leadership.

Meanwhile, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee other services chiefs were also present on the occasion.

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