RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Monday that some people and hostile agencies from abroad were trying to destabilize Pakistan adding that they also criticized army.
According to an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement issued here, the army chief stated this during his visit to the parents of Lieutenant Arsalan Alam Shaheed at his village near Murree.
Lieutenant Arsalan embraced martyrdom at the newly-established Pakistani Border post in Rajgal, Khyber Agency on Saturday.
The COAS offered ‘Fatiah’ at the Shaheed’s grave and interacted with his family members. While paying tribute to him, the COAS said that the army and nation were proud of their ‘Shuhudas,’ who had 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 the time we have such valiant sons of soil and their brave parents in Pakistan, the COAS added.
He said that on the contrary, some people and hostile agencies from abroad were trying to destabilize Pakistan besides criticizing the army.
He said Pakistan Army would continue to perform in the best interest of the country and would standby with the nation against all challenges. Pakistan’s enemy is our enemy. Use of force is
the prerogative of state alone, he added.
The army chief also expressed the resolve to restore peace and rule of law, whatever sacrifices it might cost.