Army Chief celebrates Eid with soldiers at LoC

By: News Desk      Published: 05:01 PM, 24 May, 2020
Army Chief celebrates Eid with soldiers at LoC

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday offered Eidul Fitr prayers at Line of Control (LoC) with Pakistan Army soldiers in Puna Sector.

During his visit, the army chief appreciated professional skills of the officers who are bravely performing their duties for the safety of the motherland.

In his message, the COAS congratulated the nation on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Fitr.

As per the tweet of the ISPR director general, the army chief has prayed to Almighty Allah for His blessings to tackle the challenges being faced by the country. 

According to ISPR, the army chief offered Eid prayers at the frontline and prayed for peace, progress and prosperity of Pakistan in these difficult times, particularly seeking God's blessings for the nation to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

Speaking to the troops, COAS lauded their professionalism, operational preparedness befitting response to Indian ceasefire violations and their morale in the face of evolving challenges.

“Performing one’s duty away from home even on such festive occasions is a soldier’s pride and we shall continue to do so with utmost commitment and unflinching resolve,” Gen Bajwa said.

He said the Pakistan Army was observing Eid solemnly in solidarity with Kashmiris living under Indian occupation, particularly since August 5th’s illegal, inhuman lockdown and ensuing atrocities.

“India is trying to shift the global attention away from worsening humanitarian crisis and violence in Indian occupied Kashmir to LoC by targeting innocent civilians across the line. Kashmir is a disputed territory and any attempt to challenge the disputed status including any political or military thought related to aggression will be responded with full national resolve and military might. Disturbing the stability matrix in South Asia can lead to dire consequences,” he said.

Pakistan Army is fully alive to the threat spectrum and will remain ever ready to perform its part in line with national aspirations, COAS reiterated.

He expressed the hope that international community will weigh in to ensure freedom of movement for UNMOGIP operations inside IoJK, as ensured by Pakistan in AJK, so that the tragic consequences of ongoing atrocities and inhuman clampdown inside occupied territory is reported to the United Nations Security Council and the world at large.