Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said the time has come for the world to facilitate regional peace in South Asia and join Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
Gen Bajwa said this in a statement after 10 Pakistani soldiers were martyred in two separate terrorist attacks in Balochistan province and in North Waziristan tribal district from across the Pak-Afghan border.
The army chief saluted the martyrs who laid down their lives and condoled with the bereaved families. “Salute to martyrs & families. We shall ensure defence & security of motherland at the cost of our sweat & blood,” the army chief said in a statement.
“These are dying efforts of frustrated inimical forces while Pakistan moves from stability to enduring peace. It’s time for the world to facilitate regional peace,” he added. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday saluted the armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe. “I salute our armed forces personnel who continue to lay down their lives fighting terrorists to keep the nation safe. My condolences & prayers go to the families of the 10 brave soldiers, including an officer, martyred fighting terrorists in North Waziristan & Balochistan today,” he said in his tweet.