COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa. – A file photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Thursday said sacrifices of martyrs would not go unacknowledged.

He also vowed to avenge the blood being shed on the border of the country. General Bajwa was addressing the main ceremony with regard to Defence and Martyrs Day at General Headquarters, Rawalpindi.

“This day is a day of solidarity with martyrs of Pakistan and that they all are united for the defence of the motherland,” he said, says a press statement issued here on Thursday.

He said that September 6 was an important day in the country’s history and that they had learnt a lot from the 1965 and 1971 wars. He said that Pakistani forces and nation have rendered sacrifices in the war against terrorism.

“Our houses, schools and leaders were attacked and 70000 innocent people were martyred. Efforts were made to weaken us internally,” he said. The army chief vowed to collectively fight this menace of terrorism.