CPEC, Gwadar seaport to be built at every price: Chief of Army Staff

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KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Saturday held that Pakistan had exposed its motivation to collaborate with other nations for harmony but not at the outflow of its national safety, supreme rights and public pride.


Addressing the Commissioning carnival as the head visitor at the Pakistan Naval Academy here, the army chief said that the China-Pakistan monetary passage (CPEC) with Gwadar docks as its channel will be built and urbanized as one of the mainly planned deep sea ports in the section at all costs, according to a Navy press release.

He supposed that the CPEC detained giant impending for transforming the life of the region’s community. “We are severely awake of our enemy’s campaigns and will crush their designs.” he added.

General Raheel said that the entire world certified Pakistan’s security concerns. armistice violations, bloodletting in Balochistan, the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) and Karachi visible the enemy’s aggressive goal,” he added. 

He said, “We are prepared to forfeit any worth to look after our nationhood and uphold our benefit, be it Kashmir, development of new ports or use of natural assets.”

The army chief said, “The whole nation expresses its determine to get rid of the peril of fright and action Zarb-e-Azb is delivering vital results. The terrorists are now resorting to worried actions. The clash against terrorism won’t be won by the armed forces single-handedly and it was hopeful to see the intact nation was pursuing this national attempt with huge I.Q. of reason,” he added.

congratulate and extend felicitations on achieving this objective, the army chief advised the passing out midshipmen and cadets to forever make sure that the welfare of the status and the check were chief to them. “Never let your private position stand in the way of your obligation to the national duty bestowed upon you,” he added.

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Earlier, upon his arrival, the COAS was acknowledged by Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah.

The 103rd midshipmen commissioning phrase and 12th Short Service Commission Officers line comprising a total of 129 officers got specially made at Pakistan Naval Academy PNS Rahbar in the lead conclusion of rigorous guidance.

Earlier, in his welcome address, the Commandant Pakistan Naval Academy painted the outstanding features of the officers training. He apprised the audience that the commissioning term comprises of 86 midshipmen including 48 from Pakistan and 38 from brotherly countries like Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Nigeria.

The commander tinted that cadets from Bahrain, Jordan, Libya, Maldives, Nigeria, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka and Yemen were also undergoing exercise at the Pakistan Naval Academy.

Soon after, the chief guest gave away special rewards to the winners. Midshipman Fazal Qadeer was awarded the desirable Sword of Honour for his in general finest show. Midshipman Syed Mubashir Shah won the Academy Dirk. Lieutenant M Bilal Asif, Cadet Arsalan Tariq, MSC Perera (from Sri Lanka) and Cadet Muhammad Shahid (SSC) were given the Quaid-i-Azam Gold Medal, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Gold Medal, Chief of the Naval Staff Gold Medal and Commandant’s Gold Medal in that order.

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The ceremonial was attended by a huge number of higher armed officers, ambassadors, defence attaches of different countries, civil dignitaries and parents of passing out midshipmen and cadets.




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