Working for Peace
In his Defense Day address to the nation on September 6, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani said that Pakistan’s defense is impregnable and the armed forces and the people of Pakistan are fully prepared to safeguard country’s national frontiers.
The Premier asserted that Pakistan was a peace-loving country and did not harbor any aggressive and expansionist designs against anyone. “But our love for peace should not be construed as our weakness,” PM Gilani said.
Addressing the nation, the Prime Minister said Pakistan had the distinct honor of being the world’s seventh nuclear power and the first one to attain this capability in the Islamic world. He said that Pakistan was playing a decisive role in the fight against terrorism to make the world a hub of peace and noted that the world acknowledges its role in this regard.
The Prime Minister also reiterated his resolve to continue to make efforts for the establishment of peace and make sure that scourge of terrorism was eliminated.
Mr. Gilani said while celebrating the heroic sacrifices of martyrs and ghazis of September war, “Let us vow to shed our blood to the last drop in defence of our motherland and keep the national flag flying high.”