Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday said the Pakistan Army would continue to defend the motherland at all costs.“The Pakistan Army has, is, and will continue to defend the motherland,” the COAS said. “We salute the martyrs [who have laid their lives for Pakistan].”
Pakistan is a resilient nation, a tweet by the DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor said.
“Hostile foreign forces who are trying to destabilise Pakistan have been exposed and continue to be defeated,” Major General Ghafoor said.
The strong statements came soon after 22-year-old Lieutenant Arsalan Alam was martyred in a cross-border attack on Saturday in Khyber Agency.
The young officer was commanding a post in Rajgal Valley, which borders Afghanistan when it came under fire from the Afghan side
Indian aggression has also intensified on the Line of Control and Working Boundry. A girl was martyred and two children were injured on Saturday following an incident of unprovoked firing by the Indian army in the Nakyal Sector of the LoC.