RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir extended New Year felicitations to the nation, emphasizing the Pakistan Army’s dedication to national security and development in a special message on New Year’s Eve. Reflecting on the challenges and significance of the concluding year, he conveyed heartfelt wishes to the people of Pakistan for the upcoming year.
In his message, General Munir underscored the immense importance of the year 2024 for Pakistan, both internally and externally. He emphasized the Armed Forces’ commitment to fostering a patriotic spirit and serving the motherland, a land abundant in “bounties and countless opportunities.”
The COAS expressed optimism for a bright future aligned with the dreams of forefathers and the aspirations of the Pakistani people. He conveyed confidence that the nation would rise to new heights, ushering in a promising era for future generations.
General Munir also echoed the sentiments of solidarity with the resilient people of Palestine and the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). He conveyed prayers for relief from the sufferings imposed by tyrannical regimes, aligning with the directive of the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
Notably, in response to the ongoing Israeli brutality against Palestinians, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar had earlier announced a ban on New Year celebrations across the country as a symbol of solidarity. The COAS affirmed the Pakistan Army’s unwavering commitment to national security and development, pledging to leave no stone unturned in contributing to these causes. He expressed pride in the Army’s dedication to the people of Pakistan and asserted that the spirit of the nation could not be defeated.
In conclusion, General Munir’s New Year message conveyed a sense of hope, unity, and determination, outlining the Army’s steadfast commitment to the welfare and progress of Pakistan.