The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, said on Monday that the Pakistan Army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and will resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride.
According to an ISPR release, the army chief expressed these views while speaking to soldiers during his visit to Headquarters of Special Service Group (SSG) at Ghazi Base, Tarbela today.
“While our country is faced with multiple internal and external challenges, Pakistan Army upholds the sanctity of all institutions and will resolutely preserve its own dignity and institutional pride,” the COAS said while responding to the concerns of soldiers on undue criticism of the institution in recent days.
Speaking to SSG officers and soldiers, COAS said Pakistan Army never has and never will shy away from rendering any sacrifice in ensuring a formidable defense and security of the motherland.
“Pakistan Army has contributed immensely towards national security and nation building and will continue to deliver on its mission,” he said, according to the ISPR.
General Sharif paid glowing tributes to the sacrifices of the SSG soldiers and officers and acknowledged their tremendous success while fighting against terrorists.