COAS’s statement reflects national aspirations: Attique Kashmiris stand by armed forces of Pakistan
HAMEED SHAHEEN ISLAMABAD —Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan, President Muslim Conference and ex-premier of AJK has welcomed the bold statement of the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen. Raheel Sharif about the recent flagrant violation of Pakistan’s territorial space by American aerial strike in Baluchistan. In a statement here on Thursday Sardar Attique Khan said COAS’s statement is expressive of aspirations of the nation from Karachi to Kashmir. We fully support the resolve of the Army Chief. We unswervingly stand by the brave armed forces of Pakistan in all times to face all challenges. The boundaries and territory of Pakistan is sacred, dearer to us all than our own lives, he added.
He paid richest homage and tributes to the armed forces of Pakistan for their unmatching sacrifices against all negative elements and destructive forces. Pakistan’s defense forces have written a new history. Our nation is proud of their peace role and strongest response to the natural calamities as well as fulfilling their world peace keeping obligations.
General Raheel Sharif in his statement had on Thursday said, in regard to America’s recent strike in Baluchistan, that ‘condemnation is a very small word’ , reflective of the national resolve and commitment to defend every inch of the sa- cred homeland. Sardar Attique said that the whole world must acknowledge the immense sacrifices by the armed forces of Pakistan in stemming off rising negativism from the forward areas of Pakistan. No other nation has made that towering sacrifices as did the brave armed forces of Pakistan. Pakistan, he said, is the centre of hope of 17 million people of Jammu and Kashmir and they stand by the armed forces of Pakistan resolutely at this hour.
Kashmiri sacrifices are in fact aimed at establishing durable peace in Southern Asia, he asserted.
Sardar Attique Khan said that each year on December 10 his party observes the Day of Kashmiris Solidarity with the Armed Forces of Pakistan. We are highly indebted to the defense forces of Pakistan for defending Azad Jammu and Kashmir against the aggressive designs of enemy – India who is occupying greater area of J&K illegally in violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.