ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday mentioned Pakistan has achieved self-reliance in defence and prolonged a message of goodwill to regional international locations for the widespread purpose of prosperity, however clarified that intentions should not be misconstrued as its weak spot.
“In case of any misadventure, Pakistan is able to thwarting it with full drive,” the president mentioned in his deal with on the joint armed forces parade held on the Parade Avenue close to Shakarparian Hills.
The March 23 Pakistan Day parade, which was rescheduled to March 25 because of inclement climate, was attended by civil and navy leaders, parliamentarians and international dignitaries.
Prime Minister Imran Khan couldn’t attend the ceremony after he was examined constructive for coronavirus 5 days in the past.
President Alvi mentioned Pakistan believed in selling cooperation in South Asia, which was already dealing with hindrance in growth because of conflicts and discords.
“The purpose of nationwide and regional growth can solely be achieved within the setting of peace and by refraining from all types of aggression and exploitation,” he pressured.
The president felicitated the nation on Pakistan Day, saying the event was a reminder to resume the pledges of non secular, cultural and basic freedoms.
Dr Alvi lauded the armed forces for his or her valour and bravado in defending the frontiers of the nation, and rendering immense sacrifices for the protection of the nation. They remained ever-ready in coping with the challenges, would possibly it’s terrorism, pure calamities or disasters.
“From barren deserts to the high-altitude Siachen and the huge skies to the depth of oceans, our armed forces are performing as a robust defence line,” he mentioned.
He talked about the entire eradication of terrorist networks by the armed forces via the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad that restored normalcy throughout the nation.
‘State of affairs in Kashmir worsening’
On Indian Occupied Kashmir, the president mentioned not solely Pakistan however the entire world is anxious in regards to the remedy meted out to harmless folks.
“No matter is going on in Kashmir, it has develop into a human tragedy.”
He reminded the world that the decision of the Kashmir dispute is underneath the resolutions of United Nations resolutions.
“The entire Pakistan nation is with the Kashmiri folks and can proceed to face by them,” Alvi mentioned to Kashmiris.
He urged the worldwide neighborhood to take discover of the Kashmir scenario and play its position in guaranteeing regional peace.
Thanks China for COVID-19 help
The president additionally hailed the friendship with China, saying “China is Pakistan’s true buddy and bilateral relationship between the 2 international locations is strengthing in all spheres together with defence and safety.
“Pakistan is extraordinarily grateful to the federal government and other people of China for the present of coronavirus vaccine,” he mentioned.
Peace in Afghanistan
President Alvi mentioned that Pakistan sacrificed so much for peace in Afghanistan and has at all times supported such efforts, including, “the world has acknowledged Pakistan on this regard.”
Requires strengthening OIC
The president mentioned Pakistan has good relations with Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the Gulf states and referred to as for strengthening the Organisation of Islamic Nations (OIC) to battle the rising wave of Islamophobia.
He recalled Islamabad’s efforts and mentioned, “we’ll proceed to play our position.”