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COAS vows to defend country at all costs

Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has pledged that Pakistan Army will continue to defend our beloved Motherland at all costs.

To pay homage to the supreme sacrifices rendered by its Shuhada, Pakistan Army celebrated Yaum-e-Shuhada on Saturday.

Ceremonies were held at Garrisons all over the Country, meanwhile impressive ceremony held at Yadgar-e-Shuhada, General Headquarters, was attended by families of Shuhada, Parliamentarians, serving and retired officers of the Armed Forces and a large number of people from all walks of life.

General Kayani along with relatives of Shuhada inaugurated the Shuhada Monument, laid the floral wreath and offered Fatiha. A smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented Guard of Honour.

Speaking on the occasion, COAS remembered the sacrifices of Shuhada for the defence of the Country.

General Kayani declared martyrs the greatest asset of the nation, and said that the country’s defense is a religious duty for the Pakistan Army. He also acknowledged the perseverance displayed by their families and the support rendered by the great Pakistani Nation.

Army chief declared Youm-e-Shuhada as an annual event, saying that the nation and the armed forces will mark the day every year on April 30.

Few relatives of Shuhada also expressed their sentiments on the occasion and thanked the Army and the Nation for their support.