He said the display of national unity has made it clear to all enemies of Pakistan that the nation stands united in the face of any threat to national security and integrity.
The PM said Pakistan is a responsible and peaceful nuclear power. “We want to have good and peaceful relations with all our neighbours on the basis of sovereign equality.”
The Pakistani nation, the armed forces and other law enforcement agencies are determined to eliminate the scourge of terrorism from the country, he added.
In his message, President Mamnoon Hussain said we are fully aware of the conspiracies and tactics of the enemies.
President Hussain reiterated that Pakistan is a peace loving country and it wants peace in the region. However, its desire for peace must not be construed as our weakness.
He said Pakistani nation and its armed forces can go to any extent in securing its borders and safeguarding its sovereignty.
The President and the Prime Minister paid tributes to all those who laid down their lives and lost their loved ones in 1965 and 1971 wars and the on-going war against terrorism.
They said we remain committed to modernization and up-gradation of professional capabilities of our armed forces.