Islamabad : President Dr Arif Alvi on Wednesday telephoned the families of martyred soldiers of Kurram military operation, who laid their lives for the country.
The President spoke to the families of Captain Basit Ali and Sepoy Hazrat Bilal and paid tribute to the sacrifice and bravery of the martyred military personnel.
He also talked to the families of Captain Affan Masood, who was martyred in Pasni in a terrorist attack.
President Alvi prayed for the elevation of the ranks of martyred and for grant of fortitude to their families.
Meanwhile, President Dr Arif Alvi Wednesday while lauding immense sacrifices of the civilian and armed forces of Pakistan in the war on terror, cautioned that next few months could be tense in the context of security situation due to emerging situation in the country on the western border of Pakistan.
The president was addressing a ceremony held here to commemorate the unmatched sacrifices of Islamabad Capital Territory Police on Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Police.
The president said that India was sabotaging peace in Pakistan as they never tolerated it to move on the path of progress and prosperity. India had also been involved in Lahore terrorist blast case, he added.
He said that Pakistan had proved to the world that it was a peace-loving country and stood for peace and stability of the region.
The president said security forces of Pakistan and the nation had rendered unmatched sacrifices in the war on terror. About 70,000 precious lives had been lost in that war.
“Hats off to the civilian and armed forces of Pakistan who had been successful in defeating the menace. No country in the world succeeded in this way, even a super power could not control it after spending a whopping amount of about 2$trillion in Afghanistan,” he added.
The president opined that no nation could force its decision on the other nation.
He said that he always felt immensely proud over the spirit of the nation and the families of martyrs who were even ready to offer more sacrifices for the country when the occasion arose.
The police force was the front force acting as bulwark against the criminals, he said and stressed upon utilization of modern technological gadgets to counter the sophisticated crimes.
He expressed his satisfaction over the efforts made to increase capabilities of the ICT police force with the use of latest technology.
The president also emphasized upon provision of best medical treatment and education to the children of martyred police personnel.
He also appreciated ICT police authorities for regularization of services of about 210 children of the shuhada.
The president further said that the martyred security personnel had been the greatest benefactors of the nation.
He said Pakistan was moving on the way to development, and cited the prudent decisions taken by the present government under the guidance of Prime Minister Imran Khan, especially during Covid pandemic.
He said human compassion was given priority with roll out of Rs200 billion under the Ehsaas progrmme to support the weaker and deserving segments of society.
The president said the nation took unanimous decision during the pandemic and once a nation take collective decisions, no one could defeat it.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Interior Shaikh Rashid Ahmad said that Pakistan was facing a hybrid war launched by India.
He expressed the confidence that security forces of Pakistan and the whole nation were alive to foil these evil designs.
Inspector General of Police ICT, Qazi Jameel ur Rehman highlighted the steps taken for the welfare of the bereaved families of police shuhada.
A documentary, tableau and a song were also presented to pay tributes to the martyred police personnel of ICT.
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