Message from Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee
6 September reminds us of those defining movements in our history when our survival as a country was gravely threatened by external aggression. Entire Pakistani nation, imbued with patriotic fervour and unwavering resolve, stood alongside its valiant Armed Forces like a rock to foil the enemy designs, thus proving to the world that defence of Pakistan was unassailable. Today we pay homage to our Shaheeds and Ghazis who remained resolute in the defence of the motherland even when greatly outnumbered by the enemy.
Copyright Business Recorder, 2013
Pakistan today is facing numerous internal and external challenges. Our enemies are making sustained efforts to sow seeds of discord in the nation by fanning tendencies of extremism of all kinds, creating despondency in the functioning of the state and making our borders vulnerable. We should not remain complacent and must work hard to tackle the issues with resolute determination. As we remember our valiant soldiers and citizens who laid down their lives for our prosperous future, we should also reinvigorate national unity and resolve to protect our freedom, sovereignty and honour.
Our salvation lies in following the vision of our forefathers of a tolerant socio-political order and progressive Islamic State. We are confident that together we can overcome the divisive forces and develop a harmonised social structure in Pakistan InshaAllah.
Let us pledge anew the national spirit, resolve and solidarity of 1965 to help foil the vast array of threats to our national security. The nation will always find its Armed Forces ready to respond to any call, may it be external aggression, internal security or natural calamity.
May Allah Almighty be our protector and guide.
Armed Forces of Pakistan Zindabad