Work­ing for Peace

Southasia - - Briefing -

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.”

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