The outgoing army chief says that the military leadership could do anything except for going against the county.
RAWALPINDI: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Nov 23rd, 2022) Outgoing Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that numbers of people criticized the army and a false narrative was created to spread chaos in the country.
The COAS said that the military leadership could do anything except for going against the county.
He stated that the army had initiated its process of “catharsis” and expected that political parties would follow suit as well and reflect on their behaviour.
At start of his address as the army chief during the Defence and Martyrs' day ceremony at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi, General Bajwa apologised for the delay in the Defence and Martyrs’ day ceremony due to the floods.
“Firstly, I would like to pay tribute to the martyrs who are the pride of Pakistan while acknowledging the patience of their bereaved families,” he said, reassuring that the army will continue to fulfill their financial needs.
He also said“I feel proud to have served as the commander of this great army for six years,” General Bajwa said adding that the peace in cities and villages is accredited to the sacrifices of its martyrs.
Touching upon history during his address, the outgoing army chief said that he wanted to “correct” some facts regarding the events of 1971.
General Bajwa, during his address, said that the basic job of the armed forces is to protect the geographical boundaries.
The COAS went on to say that a true democratic culture has to be adopted in Pakistan by eradicating the climate of intolerance.
“We need to reject this attitude, winning and losing is a part of politics and all parties should have courage to accept their defeat or victory so that in next election instead of an imported or selected government an elected government is formed,” he maintained.