Rawalpindi (Web Desk): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited Line of Control (LoC) in Puna Sector and spent Eid with troops.
According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief offered Eid prayers at the front line and prayed for peace, progress & prosperity of Pak in these difficult times particularly seeking Allah’s blessings for the nation to overcome Covid 19 pandemic.
Speaking to troops, the COAS lauded their professionalism, operational preparedness, befitting response to Indian CFVs and morale in the face of evolving challenges.
"Performing ones duty away from home even on such festive occasions is a soldier’s pride and we shall continue to do so with utmost commitment and unflinching resolve," the COAS emphasised.
He said the Pakistan Army was observing Eid solemnly in solidarity with Kashmiris living under Indian occupation, particularly since August 5th’s illegal, inhuman lockdown and ensuing atrocities.
The COAS said India is trying to shift the global attention away from worsening humanitarian crisis and violence in Indian occupied Kashmir to LoC by targeting innocent civilians across the line.
"Kashmir is a disputed territory and any attempt to challenge the disputed status including any political cum military thought related to aggression will be responded with full national resolve and military might. Disturbing the strategic stability matrix in South Asia can lead to dire consequences", the army chief said.
Pakistan Army is fully alive to the threat spectrum and will remain ever ready to perform its part in line with national aspirations, COAS reiterated.
He expressed hope that international community will weigh in to ensure freedom of movement for UNMOGIP operations inside IOJK, as ensured by Pak in AJK, so that the tragic consequences of ongoing atrocities and inhumane clampdown inside occupied territory is reported to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the world at large.
Indian occupying forces can never suppress valiant spirit of Kashmiris who rightfully await plebiscite under UN resolution. Regardless of ordeal their struggle is destined to succeed, InshaAllah, the COAS added.