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Pakistan belongs to all Pakistanis regardless of beliefs: army chief

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said Pakistan belonged to all Pakistanis regardless of beliefs or opinions, ARY News reported.

Talking about internal challenges the COAS said, “We have to strive for a Pakistan where rule of law is supreme and where we have the same attitude towards duties as we have towards rights.”

He said this while addressing the participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University. The army chief congratulated them on successful completion of the course. COAS’ address focused on internal and external challenges facing Pakistan.

Bajwa reiterated that a coordinated and committed national approach was effective response to all challenges.

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He said that Pakistan was fully committed to peace and stability both within and outside the country.

Talking about regional peace and development, the COAS said that all stake holders needed to get out of conflict paradigm as only cooperative framework could unlock the true potentials of the region.

“For this, Pakistan has done its part in tackling the security challenges which seemed insurmountable a few years ago,” he said.

Talking about hybrid war, he said that it’s the national will which was targeted in such war.

“For effective counter and response to hybrid war there is a need that national issues having impact on our national security like economy, education, water security and national integration etc must take precedence through relevant national institutions,” COAS concluded.



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