Army-public bond stronger than ever

Maj-Gen. Shahid Nazir says Pakistani nation is known for courage and resilience

Army-public bond stronger than ever

The idea of Pakistan as a tolerant, multicultural pluralistic society has strengthened in recent times with various institutions and facets of society getting on the same wavelength for the larger national interests and the strong emotional bond between the Pakistan Army and the general public getting even stronger.

Maj-Gen. Shahid Nazir, (Hilal-e-Imtiaz) General Officer Commanding 17th Division, Kharian Cantt, made these remarks as chief guest while attending a seminar titled: “Pluralism and National Progress”, organised jointly by Pakistan Army and the University of Gujrat (UoG) here at Hafiz Hayat Campus.

“We are a nation with a glorious history of sacrifices for our motherland. We are known for our courage and resilience -- a nation which always rose equally along with its armed forces to any situation threatening our geographical or ideological boundaries and played a vital role in making the country’s defence impeccable,” Maj-Gen Shahid Nazir said.

He underscored the role of Pakistan Army and other security forces in the wake of natural calamities such as floods and earthquakes, saying the Pakistani security forces have always been in the forefront in the rescue and evacuation of the victims from calamity-hit areas.

in his address, Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Shabbar Atiq paid a rich tribute to the country’s armed forces for their bravery, courage in the defence of the country, especially the sacrifices they have made in the fight against terrorism.

Dr Shabbar Atiq said the UoG is privileged to have been organizing a host of activities and events, such as this seminar, aimed at personality development of the youth and promote Pakistaniat all along during their academic journey.

Among the guests of honour at the seminar, which was organized by the Student Services Centre, were Pro-Vice Chancellor Prof. Dr Muhammad Faheem Malik, Registrar Dr Tahir Aqil, chairpersons, HoDs, other senior academics and administration officials. A question-answer session was held for the students at the end.