RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday said some people and hostile agencies from abroad are trying to destabilize Pakistan and criticise the Army, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
General Bajwa further said that such elements fear the Army as it is “a hurdle in their nefarious designs”.
The army chief made the remarks while visiting the grave of Lieutenant Arsalan Alam, who was martyred while manning a border post in Rajgal valley.
The chief of army staff also said the Army shall continue to perform in the best interest of the country and will stand by the nation against all challenges.
“Pakistan’s enemy is our enemy.”
He further said that use of force is the prerogative of state alone and the Army will restore peace and rule of law, “whatever sacrifices it may cost”, added ISPR.
General Bajwa visited the parents of the martyred officer at his village near Murree and offered prayers at his grave.
While paying tribute to the officer, General Bajwa said the Army and the nation is proud of its martyrs who have rendered the supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.
Arsalan was the only son of his parents and leaves behind his parents and three sisters.
The 22-year-old officer was martyred when terrorists fired from across the border on the newly established Pakistani border post in Rajgal.
Alam was commanding the post when he got hit, according to a statement issued by the ISPR.
The funeral prayers of Alam were offered at Peshawar Garrison.