Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa on Saturday said that he was satisfied that the institutions in the country are getting stronger.
The army chief was addressing the passing out ceremony of 142nd PMA Long Course, 32nd Technical Graduate Course, 61st Integrated Course, 16th Lady Cadet Course and 1st Basic Military Training Course.
The cadets from Palestine, Maldives, Qatar and Sri Lanka were also among the passed out courses.
He said that Pakistan paid a very heavy price to achieve peace and will maintain it at every cost.
“Pakistan has made great efforts for regional and global peace, according to Quaid’s vision,” he said.
“It was a difficult journey but the satisfaction is that today our institutions are getting stronger and working together to serve Pakistan,” he said.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that I also congratulate the cadets of the friendly countries who passed out and completed their training with hard work.
Army Chief added that you have proved yourself worthy of a great, sacred and extremely challenging profession.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa further said that Pakistan Army is a beautiful and true reflection of our proud nation.
The Army Chief said that as you are passing out today, remember that you are responsible for all the past and future ups and downs of this great nation and Pakistan Army.
“No one in Pakistan is accountable for what anyone else has done. I consider it an honour to stand before the nation as a credible and accountable institution,” he said.
Therefore, in spite of all the achievements and challenges, whenever the country and the nation needed us, we offered ourselves for the best results, COAS added.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa further said that the confidence and strong relationship of the Pakistani nation in the forces is in fact the result of the countless sacrifices that our invaders and martyrs have made with their blood.
“We have paid a heavy price for peace and we will ensure its protection with blood to maintain peace. Peace is a milestone, not a destination”, he added.