Kakul (Web Desk/Agencies): Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir on Saturday said that said that loyalty to Pakistan and commitment to the constitutional role is the foremost priority of the Armed Forces of Pakistan.
Addressing the passing out parade at the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) in Kakul, the COAS said that the armed forces of Pakistan have the will and capability to protect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the motherland.
"To us, nothing is more sacred than the safety and security of our people and no duty is more binding than the defence of our motherland," he said.
The COAS once again announced it clearly that our efforts for peace should never be taken as a sign of weakness.
He assured the people of Pakistan that we would never hesitate in rendering any and every sacrifice necessary for the defence of our sacred motherland.
General Asim Munir said there is a dire need to identify the exposed and hidden enemies. He said in this regard, there must be a difference between reality and deception.
"Our enemies are hell-bent upon driving a wedge between its people and armed forces. We will ensure that the bond between the armed forces and people of Pakistan is preserved and further solidified," the COAS asserted.
Talking about the efforts taken by Pakistan for peace in Afghanistan, the army chief said stability, security and peace in Afghanistan remain fundamental to our security.
The COAS said we will continue to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to our Kashmiri brothers.
"Pakistan firmly stands with its Kashmiri brethren in their historic struggle for basic human rights and their legitimate quest for the right to self-determination," Genera Asim Munir said, stressing that the international community must realize that without a just and peaceful resolution to the Kashmir issue, regional peace will forever remain elusive.
Earlier, Passing Out parade of cadets of 147th PMA Long Course was held at Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul today.
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), cadets from 13th Mujahid Course, 66th Integrated Course, 6th Basic Military Training Course and 21st Lady Cadet Course also passed out today.
Cadets from Palestine, Bahrain, Iraq, Qatar and Sri Lanka were also among those passed out today.
Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir was the chief guest on the occasion. He reviewed the parade and gave awards to distinguished cadets.
The Army Chief congratulated the passing-out cadets and their parents on the successful completion of their training.