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August 14, 2017

COAS visits Sindh Regimental Centre Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday visited the Sindh...

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COAS hoists largest national flag at Wagah border on 70th Independence Day

COAS hoists largest national flag at Wagah border on 70th Independence Day

LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa in his message to the nation said that Pak forces will never disappoint. He kicked off the 70th Independence day celebrations amid slogans of Pakistan Zindabad by hoisting the largest national flag in the history of Pakistan at Wagah Border Lahore on the eve of Pakistan's 70th Independence anniversary.

As per details, the flag was hoisted on a 400-feet pole, whereas the size of the flag is 120x80 feet. The flag has been made entirely in Pakistan, and is said to be the highest flag in South Asia and the 8th highest in the world.

Independence Day Message

Meanwhile, addressing to the nation on the 70th Independence Day at Wagah Border, COAS  felicitated the entire nation saying that Pak forces will never disappoint the nation and will stand resilient against enemies, adding that  every institution of the country is working honestly and terrorists will be hunted down and killed.

He humbly thanked to Allah Almighty, adding that Pakistan came into existence on 27th of Ramazan, no one can harm the country which was gotten in the name of  Allah and his messenger.

Army chief said that despite the shortage of resources, the elders made the country stand on its feet, admitting that “we made some mistakes and learnt from them”.

He said that the nation is in debt of its martyrs. Ammunition and bullets of the enemy will come to an end but the chests of Pakistani Jawans will not, COAS adde.

COAS said that with the national resilience, abundance of resources and the huge reservoir of highly talented youth, the nation would overcome all the difficulties.

Addressing the participants of flag hoisting ceremony held to mark Independence Day here at the Wagha Border, he said Pakistan is on the track of progress even though the nation faces challenges today.

COAS said Pak forces will  preserve and protect the ideology, solidarity, integrity and a bright future for Pakistan at any cost, adding that "we will leave no stone unturned to make the county as per ideology of its founder Muhammad Ali Jinnah and according to the dream of its thinker Dr Allama Iqbal".

He further said that every person of the nation is a soldier of Radd-ul-Fasaad, adding that "we are ready to sacrifice our lives for the sake of motherland and will protect it till the last drop of our blood".

Attended funeral prayers of the soldiers martyred in Quetta blast

Earlier Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday attended the funeral prayers of the soldiers martyred in yesterday’s blast in Quetta.

The COAS vowed to continue war on terrorism till the establishment of durable peace and stability.

He stressed on the need to work jointly by all the departments to defeat terrorism.

Gen Bajwa said that the nation would celebrate the Independece Day to pay tribute to the martyrs, who had laid down their lives to establish peace in the country.

Visited injured

Meanwhile, the COAS visited the injured being treated at the Combine Military Hospital Quetta and inquired about their health.

It is to mention here that at least 15 people, including eight personnel of the Army and seven civilians, were martyred and 32 others sustained injuries when a powerful blast targeted a military vehicle in the Balochistan capital on Saturday night.

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