RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that it has only been a short period of time since peace has been restored in areas of FATA and some people have already started a movement.
Speaking at an investiture ceremony at General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, he warns bad elements not to hurt Pakistan’s integrity.
“We have a firm message for the enemies of Pakistan, that no matter what they do, they shall never succeed in their plans to bring harm to this country”.
COAS paid rich tributes to the martyrs and ghazi of the country and handed over medals to the martyr’s families. He advised the young officers and the nation to not forget the sacrifices made by martyred and their families.
“I salute the courageous mothers of brave martyred soldiers and ghazis. No medal can act as a substitute for the sacrifices of our national heroes he said, adding that Pakistan has successfully defeated the menace of terrorism”.
He also said that although the armed forces have eliminated terrorism from the country but the war against extremism continues.
During the ceremony, 32 military officers were conferred Sitara-e-Imtiaz (Order of Excellence) award, two were awarded Tamgha-e-Jurat and 33 officers/soldiers were given Tamgha-e-Bisalat. Four officers have been conferred UN medals for their act of bravery during peace-keeping missions.