Pakistan News: Pakistan’s defence is secure; Prime Minister Gilani > Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has said that Pakistan’s defence is impregnable and the armed forces and the people of Pakistan are fully prepared to safeguard country’s national frontiers.
“But our love for peace should not be construed as our weakness,” Gilani said and warned “we can pay the enemy in the same coin if anyone dares any misadventure.”
“No one should dare cast an evil eye on Pakistan,” Gilani said.
Prime Minister Gilani said that Pakistan had the distinct honour of being the world’s seventh nuclear power and the first one to attain this capability in the Islamic world.
“Our nuclear programme is safe in every respect. Pakistan’s defence is impregnable, our armed forces and the people of Pakistan are fully prepared to defend the national frontiers.”
He said that Pakistan was playing a decisive role in the fight against terrorism to make world a hub of peace and noted that the world acknowledges its role in this regard.
The Prime Minister reiterated his resolve to continue to make efforts for the establishment of peace and make sure that scourge of terrorism was eliminated.
He recalled that the Defence Day was a reflection of national determination that Pakistan was a peace-loving country.
He said 46 years ago on this very day, the people of Pakistan stood up for the defence of country’s territorial frontiers and national sovereignty.
“The enemy’s erroneous assumption to establish its foothold on our motherland foiled because of our valiant sons of the soil.”
“The way our armed forces discharged their duty of defending the frontiers of the motherland by sheer bravery has gone into the annals of military history,” he said.
He said the entire nation forged unity in its ranks and stood shoulder to shoulder along its armed forces in this hour of trial.
Gilani said that Pakistanis stood as one as a wall of lead, and said the memory of those days still warmed hearts and ignited passion of patriotism even today.
The Prime Minister said while celebrating the heroic sacrifices of martyrs and ghazis of September war “let us vow to shed our blood to the last drop in defence of our motherland and keep the national flag flying high.”