In an unprecedented speech delivered at the National Farmers’ Convention, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir pledged to join forces with the nation in confronting mafias, underscoring the pivotal role of national unity in advancing progress.
Against a backdrop of swirling rumors and negative narratives surrounding Pakistan, General Asim Munir underscored the nation’s resilience, invoking the founding principles that gave rise to two sovereign states—the State of Medina and Pakistan.
Addressing the gathered crowd, he vehemently opposed the proliferation of misinformation on social media platforms, emphasizing that such falsehoods undermine the stability and existence of the state.
Drawing attention to Pakistan’s abundant natural resources, encompassing glaciers, rivers, mountains, and fertile land yielding globally renowned produce like rice, mangoes, and oranges, the COAS reminded the audience of the country’s immense potential. Reflecting on Pakistan’s historical growth in the 1960s, he attributed the subsequent decline to a departure from Quaid-e-Azam’s principles of faith, unity, and discipline.
Recognizing agriculture and animal husbandry as time-honored professions, General Asim Munir highlighted their role in instilling discipline, perseverance, and yielding substantial rewards. He stressed the significance of refocusing efforts on agriculture, reaffirming the commitment to the Green Pakistan Initiative.
General Asim Munir emphasized that the majority of the initiative’s proceeds would be directed to provinces, benefiting farmers and supporting agricultural research. He reiterated the military’s sole role—to serve the people and the agricultural community.
Taking a significant step forward, the COAS unveiled plans for Agricultural Malls in every district, aiming to provide farmers with comprehensive access to agricultural amenities. These malls will facilitate easy access to agricultural loans, cold storage chains, climate-resistant seeds, and advanced livestock breeding practices.
Amidst resonating chants of “Takbeer,” “Pakistan Zindabad,” and “Pakistan Army Zindabad” from enthusiastic farmers, General Asim Munir’s speech echoed a commitment to revitalizing Pakistan’s agricultural landscape and fostering prosperity for its farming communities.