Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges: COAS

 
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Rawalpindi, August 17 (TNS): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenges.

He was speaking to the youth undergoing annual internship programme during his visit to ISPR here.

Gen. Bajwa said the Army has achieved great successes to rid country of violence and terrorism.

Army chief reiterated that every Pakistani is soldier of Operation Rudd-ul-Fasaad.

He asked the students to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives through social media.

The Army Chief said he has full confidence and optimism that Pakistani youth realizing their potential will lead Pakistan to new era of peace and progress.

“I have full confidence and optimism that Pakistani youth realizing their potential will lead Pakistan to new era of peace and progress”, COAS said asking the internees to have confidence in themselves, adhere to merit, follow rule of law, and don’t look for shortcuts in life for success.

In response to a question that how did he maintain his morale amid so much of challenges and pressures COAS replied that selfless motivation of his outfit (Pak Army) and hope he sees in future of Pakistan (the youth) keeps him motivated and committed to the cause.

COAS also assured the students that Pakistan Army is committed to provide them a safe, secure and stable Pakistan. Pakistan Army is capable to meet all internal and external challenge. Pakistan Army has achieved great successes to rid country of violence and terrorism. However for enduring peace each one of us has to contribute our respective bit. “Every Pakistani is soldier of Operation Rudd-ul-Fasaad” COAS said. COAS asked the students to remain mindful and vigilant of hostile narratives through social media. “Educated youth is prime target of ISIS and affiliates, be extra cautious”, COAS advised the youth.

“Your success and progress in life depends on three things; Faith in Allah, respect to parents and hard work. This trinity is key to success” COAS remarked in response to the question on key to success in life.

The annual Internship Programme 2017 was held from 11 July to 17 August 2017 comprising students from various educational institutions across the country including FATA.