ISLAMABAD, Aug 14 (APP): President Mamnoon Hussain Monday said
the undeterred resolve of its people and security forces had brought
Pakistan closer to success which would beget stability and
prosperity, not only in the country but the whole region.
Addressing the participants of the Air Show organized by
Pakistan Air Force in connection with 70th Independence Day
celebrations of the country, the president said the whole Pakistani
nation was united as a strong force for country’s defense.
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, and Defense
Minister Khurram Dastgir also attended the show besides a huge
public gathering at Fatima Jinnah Park.
The president greeted the whole nation, the brave soldiers of
armed forces, particularly the Pakistan Air Force on Independence
The president viewed that after facing defeat in its tactics
of foreign aggression, the enemy started sponsoring terrorist
activities in different parts of the country. In this war too,
Pakistani nation made the enemy bite the dust by sacrificing a lot
along with the country’s security forces.
He urged all sections of the society to forge unity to achieve
economic, defense, political and democratic stability so that no
force could impede the attainment of the national objectives.
The president said the secret behind nation’s defense and
economic prosperity lied in the national unity otherwise in case of
any disruption, all of the dreams would remain unfulfilled.
He said the Independence Day reminded us the historic struggle
and sacrifices and resolve to sacrifice anything for protecting
He highly lauded the skillful and highly professional display
or aerobatics by the pilots.
He said the most prominent feature of the Air Show was the air
display of JF-17 Thunder which was the masterpiece of Pak-China
friendship and manifestation of PAF’s efforts towards achieving
self-dependence in field of defense.
Lauding the PAF for serving remarkably for country’s defense,
the president hoped the Force would keep up the spirit.
President Mamnoon said for being a haven for Muslims of the
sub continent, Pakistan had always been pinching the enemies that
was why the wars were imposed on the country repeatedly.
However, the brave people and the security forces of the
country fought back the enemy proving that neither internal nor
external threats could deter their resolve, he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief of Air Staff Sohail Aman said the
long journey of the Pakistan Air Force, that began from very humble beginnings and was today able to manufacture it’s own aircraft, besides undertaking several new innovations.
He said the participation of Air Forces of Saudi Arabia and Turkey on
the joyous occasion of Pakistan’s 70th independence showed it’s close brotherly ties.
He said the Pakistani nation had a great potential in all spheres of
life anxieties can win more laurels for the country if they attain knowledge.
He said Pakistan has rendered numerous sacrifices in the fight against
terrorism and mentioned the almost 6500 martyrs of the armed forces and an equal number of those who lost a limb.
He lauded the sacrifices of the police and other civilian law enforcing
age vies and said these would not go waste.