COAS thanks participating countries for making Pak Day parade a success


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Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday paid tributes to the brave soldiers of the country on the occasion of the Pakistan Day parade held at Shakarparian Parade Ground in Islamabad, an Inter-Services Public Relations statement said.
“You are our heroes; your sacrifices shall not go to waste. We owe our peace and independence to you,” said the COAS.
Gen Bajwa thanked the defence forces of China, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and South Africa for participation in the parade. He also congratulated participants and spectators for making the ceremony a success.
On the occasion, the COAS said that Pakistan enjoys a significant place in the comity of nations. “We are a peaceful country.”
He also vowed to clean Pakistan from “fasaadis”, saying the country will remain steadfast against the enemies of Pakistan.


Chinese premier felicitates PM Nawaz

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang extended his warm congratulations and best wishes to the government of Pakistan and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the occasion.
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In his message of felicitation to his Pakistani counterpart, the Chinese premier said in recent years, under the leadership of “Your Excellency”, the Pakistani people had properly responded to different kinds of challenges and marked new achievements in maintaining national security, stability and economic development.
He said Pakistan’s relations maintained a rapid momentum of development and in particular, the construction of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor moved forward steadily, and had played a demonstrative role for the mutually beneficial cooperation among China and other countries along the “Belt and Road”.
Li Keqiang said the Chinese government had always viewed and developed China-Pakistan relations from a strategic and long-term perspective.
The premier said China was willing to work with the Pakistani government to push forward China-Pakistan all-weather strategic cooperative partnership for new and continuous progress. “May Pakistan enjoy prosperity and its people well-being,” the Chinese premier said.
In Karachi, Governor Sindh, Mayor Karachi, and representatives of the armed forces paid a visit to Mazar-e-Quaid.
In Lahore, change of guards took place at Mazar-e-Iqbal, while a contingent of Rangers paid respect.
Pakistan Day commemorates the passing of Lahore Resolution, under which a separate nation for the Muslims of the British Indian empire demanded by Muslim League was passed on March 23, 1940. Every year the nation celebrates the day with extraordinary zeal.