No one will be allowed to disrespect martyrs, their monuments: COAS Asim Munir

No one will be allowed to disrespect martyrs, their monuments: COAS Asim Munir

Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir on Wednesday said no one would be allowed to disrespect the Pakistan Army’s shuhada (martyrs) and their monuments.

According to a press release issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief made these remarks during a visit to the Sialkot Garrison.

The statement said that the COAS laid a wreath at the Martyrs’ Monument and paid rich tribute to the Shuhada who sacrificed their lives for the pride, honour and dignity of the nation.

The army chief said that martyrs have been promised the highest abode in the life hereafter and shall continue to maintain the highest levels of respect amongst the people of Pakistan.

"The state of Pakistan and the armed forces will always maintain all Shuhada and their families in very high esteem and continue to honour them and their supreme sacrifices with utmost respect and dignity," the COAS said.

The Shuhada, he added, ”are a source of inspiration and pride for the rank and file of the Armed Forces, law enforcement agencies, government officials and the people of Pakistan.”

The army chief underscored that the recently planned and orchestrated tragic incidents would never be allowed again at any cost.

He reassured the ranks and files of the armed forces that all those responsible for bringing shame to the nation on the Black Day of 9th May would certainly be brought to justice.

The COAS appreciated under command formations for their hard work, devotion, high morale and professionalism.

During his interaction with officers and troops, the army chief stressed upon maintaining focus on the Army’s professionalism and preparedness to deal with complex internal and external security challenges, including propaganda warfare.

Earlier on his arrival, COAS Asim Munir was received by the Commander Gujranwala Corps.