COAS vows to bring Pakistan closer to Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal’s dreams


LAHORE, Aug. 14 (TNS): “Today, the country is progressing on the path of the law and the Constitution. All Institutions are working properly. We will make Pakistan the country of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal,” said the Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his speech after flag-hoisting ceremony at the border after midnight on Monday.

The flag-hoisting was also followed by grand fireworks.

Continuing Chief of Army Staff said:  “We have rendered many sacrifices — we will never forget our martyrs. We will execute each and every terrorist in Pakistan. I want to tell our enemies, whether they are in the in east or west, that your bullets will end but not the chests of our jawans [soldiers].”

Acknowledging Pakistan’s “internal and external challenges”, the COAS said, “I assure you that we will never let you down. Any power that will aim to weaken Pakistan, the Pakistan Army and all other institutions will foil their attempts.”

The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa hoisted the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagah Border on the eve of Pakistan’s 70th anniversary. The flag, made entirely in Pakistan, was hoisted on a 400-feet pole at midnight. The size of the flag is 120 feet by 80 feet. The flag is the highest one in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world. This was the place where the national flag was hoisted for the first time after Pakistan came into existence.

He COAS said: “Some 77 years ago, Pakistan resolution was passed in the same city [Lahore]. Pakistan came into being on the night of 27th Ramazan — it was a blessed night,” said the army chief.

He said Pakistan at present is confronted with a host of internal and external challenges. He assured that Pakistan Army, Rangers and other Law Enforcement Agencies would never disappoint the people of Pakistan.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa said we will foil the nefarious designs of anyone, who tries to cast an evil eye on Pakistan. He said mistakes had been committed during the past 70 years but now Pakistan is moving on the right path, which is the path of law and the constitution. He said every institution in Pakistan is doing its duty and working for the supremacy of Constitution.