Published On: Thu, Nov 7th, 2019
Published in Category: Karachi

Country’s armed forces are capable & ready to face any internal or external challenge: President Alvi

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KARACHI : President Dr. Arif Alvi has said the country’s armed forces are capable and ready to face any internal or external challenge.

He was addressing a ceremony after witnessing PAF’s fire power demonstration in Karachi. The President said the armed forces stood in complete synergy during the two decade long war on terrorism. He said our forces have also demonstrated their resolve and capability against any aggression. He said the world witnessed our response to India’s violation of Pakistani airspace in February this year when the PAF once again proved its mettle in the air battle and re-established its deterrence and fear in the hearts of the enemy.

The President said Pakistan wishes to maintain peaceful relations with all the nations especially the neighbours. He however said we are oblivious to safeguarding our national interests and sovereignty.

President Arif Alvi said Pakistan will always stand by the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination. He urged the international community to bring an end to blatant human rights violations and curfew in occupied Kashmir and expedite the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

Strongly hailing the professionalism and capabilities of the PAF, the President said the air force has a proud history of defending the country’s aerial frontiers. He said the unmatched valour and audacity displayed by our PAF heroes over the years have upheld the Quaid’s vision of the air force being second to none.

The President was also appreciative of the PAF’s pursuit for modernization through indigenization. He said the hallmark of the PAF’s indigenous effort is state of the art and battle tested JF-17 thunder fighter jet. He said the platform displayed its capabilities during the recent engagement on the eastern border.