ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi said on Thursday that Pakistan wants peace for common prosperity in the region but at the same time he maintains that if something goes wrong it is able to thwart it with full force but its intentions should not be mistaken for weakness.
“Our good intentions should not be mistaken for weaknesses. If an accident occurs, Pakistan will be able to thwart it with full force, ”the president said during a speech at the Pakistan Day Joint Service Parade on Parade Avenue.
Prime Minister Imran Khan was unable to attend the ceremony after he tested positive for the coronavirus five days ago. President Alvi praised the armed forces for their bravery and courage in defending the country’s borders and making enormous sacrifices for the safety of the nation.
He observed that the armed forces were always ready to face challenges, be they terrorism, natural disasters or disasters. “From the barren deserts to the Siachen plateau and the vast skies to the oceans, our armed forces act as a strong line of defense,” he said.
President Alvi said Pakistan believed in promoting cooperation in South Asia, which is already facing obstacles to development due to mutually beneficial conflicts and disputes. “The goals of national and regional development can only be achieved in a peaceful environment and by refraining from all forms of aggression and exploitation,” he stressed. He vowed that Pakistan will continue to support the Kashmiri people in their struggle for the right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Charter and its Security Council resolutions. “Peace in South Asia is linked to solving the Jammu and Kashmir problem,” he said, citing Quaid’s large statement that Kashmir is Pakistan’s jugular vein. He also appealed to friendly countries to pay attention to the situation at IIOJ & K, because of the urgency given the deterioration of human rights in Silicon Valley.
President Alvi said Pakistan enjoyed very close and friendly relations with China and was intended to further strengthen ties in the fields of defense, economy and diplomacy. Regarding the situation in Afghanistan, he said Pakistan will continue to play its part in the sustainable restoration of peace in the neighboring country.
Regarding relations with Central Asia, he said, Pakistan is eager to strengthen historical, cultural and friendly ties for prosperity and development. The president congratulated Pakistan Day, saying the occasion was a reminder to renew the pledge of religious, cultural and fundamental freedoms. He said the comprehensive Pakistan Resolution 1940 established guiding principles for Muslims in the Sub-continent to achieve the goal of a separate homeland under the tireless struggle of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and the vision of Allama Muhammad Iqbal.
He said the nation’s journey, which began in 1947 under difficult circumstances, was moving forward with tremendous success in the fields of education, economy, politics and defense.
President Alvi stressed maintaining unity among Muslim countries by putting aside their differences to fight Islamophobia firmly. He said the role of the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) was significant in this regard.
To commemorate Pakistan Day in true fervor, he said, it was important to keep national interests high and ensure the sanctity of the law. “We need to avoid our differences and unite as one nation to work towards the progress of our country,” he said.
President Alvi said gaining capabilities in scientifically advanced fields such as artificial intelligence would help young people meet the challenges of the contemporary world.
He expressed satisfaction that scientists in Pakistan provided their services efficiently and made the country self-sufficient in defense production.
He urged the nation to remain steadfast as ‘One Nation, One Fate’ in order to make Pakistan prosper, reviving the zeal and zeal of the Pakistan Movement seven decades ago which led to the creation of the homeland.
Meanwhile, the Armed Forces demonstrated their professionalism, military prowess and deterrence capabilities against threats to national security at the spectacular Pakistan Day Combined Service Parade held on Parade Avenue here on Thursday.
The highlight of the event, which was postponed for two days due to bad weather on March 23, was flown by plane and helicopter from three services, riveting separate solo performances by the JF-17 Thunder and the Turkish Air Force’s ‘SOLOTURK’ aerobatics team fighter jet, aerobatics by the team Karakorum-8P from the famous Sherdils squadron of Pakistan Air Force and freefall from the C-130 by Commandos from three state services and sky divers coming from friendly countries such as Turkey, Bahrain, Palestine, Kuwait and Sri Lanka.
A new addition to this mega-national event is the 21 gun tribute presented to the flag-bearing contingent.
The impressive ceremony began with flying past Pakistan Air Force and Pakistan Navy fighter jets led by Air Chief Zaheer Ahmad Babar Sidhu paying tribute to President Arif Alvi’s chief guest.
Previously, President Arif Alvi arrived at the venue by traditional train escorted by the Presidential Guard amid trumpet calls. Then, boarded the Parade Commander’s military jeep, Brig. Azhar Yaseen, president visited the parade.
On arrival at the venue, the President was received by the Chairman of the Joint Committee Chief of Staff General Nadeem Raza, Army Chief of Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Muhammad Amjad Khan Niazi and Deputy Air Chief Marshal Syed Noman Ali. .
The fighter jet lineup includes the F-16, JF 17, Mirage, AWACs. C-130, P-3C Orion and helicopters participated in the fly past.
Contingents of the Pakistani Army, Navy, Pakistani Air Force (PAF), Special Services Group (SSG), Border Corps, Rangers and Islamabad police, Frontier Constabulary, Airport Security Forces (ASF) and Scouts marched past the stage paying tribute to key guests .
Mechanical columns including tanks, armored personnel carriers, rocket launchers, air defense systems, radars, homegrown UAVs and a series of short and long-range missiles Ra’ad, Nasr, Babr, Ghaznavi and Shaheen by the Strategic Planning Division (SPD) are showcased in opportunity.
The engineering corps presented its state-of-the-art equipment.
Amidst the applause of the crowd, the JF-17 and the Sherdils formation presented awe-inspiring aerobatics that scattered various colors in the sky.
As a sign of the strong ties between Pakistan and Turkey, a Turkish fighter jet presents a variety of maneuvers that are stunning. A Turkish military band on the occasion performed different songs including those of Dil Dil Pakistan, Jaan Jaan Pakistan.
The floats depict the culture of Jammu and Kashmir, Gilgit Baltistan and the four provinces. The Ministry of Science and Technology’s transport vehicles and frontline health workers against COVID-19 were also part of the march.
The Dhol party presents different colors from the country’s diverse cultures.
In addition to the commandos of the Pakistan Army, Pakistan Navy and PAF, sky divers from forces including Bahraini, Iraqi, Palestinian, Sri Lankan and Turkish paratroopers exhibited freefall, carrying their national flags and services.
The President then visited the stable entitled ‘Pride of Pakistan’ and met with people who had made outstanding contributions in various fields. Various national songs were also presented on the occasion from the ISPR float.
The large event held according to the SOP related to COVID-19 was attended by, among others, federal ministers, members of parliament, the Chair of the Joint Committee and three heads of services. Face masks are provided for all who witness the parade. A temperature gun is used to check for symptoms. Hand sanitizer is provided at the entrance gate. Social distancing is ensured when placing chairs
Located at the foothills of Margalla, the Shakarparian Parade Ground is one of the most beautiful parade venues in the world.
The ground is specially decorated for the occasion. A digital screen was installed for the first time to display various segments.
Solo bands and the Turkish military as well as paratroopers from Bahrain, Palestine, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Turkey specifically participated in the parade. The commander of Bahrain’s National Guard, General Sheikh Isa Bin Khalifa, British Strategic Command Commander Sir Patrick Sanders and the Chief of Defense and Commander of the Sri Lanka Army were among the prominent people who witnessed the parade.
The text also pays tribute to civilians who have lived in the fight against terrorism such as Itezaz Hasan of Hangu. One Nation and One Destiny became the theme of this parade which was seen in the various colors of the parade.
Tribute was given to the youngest bullet victims (18 months) Hiba Nisar and Asifa Bano of the IIOJK Bakarwal Kathoa community who were raped and brutally murdered. Tributes are paid to Nawab Siraj Raisani, Haroon Blour and Shuja Khanzada as symbols of courage and determination. One of the highlights was the inclusion of police, Rangers, ANF and ASF officers in the female contingent. The narrative of the manuscript is very interesting and strong and contains historical references. Every single thing is explained very well with great passion and narrative.
The Pride of Pakistan enclosure is the most popular and historic inclusion. For the first time on Pakistan Day, those who excel at the national level are given impressive awards and recognition.
The Pride of Pakistan enclosures are among those who show excellence in their respective fields. A woman in Karachi provides food for only Rs3 so no one has had to sleep hungry since 19 years. The first female member of the Bomb Disposal Squad of KP who, although stopped by her mother, joined the police not only joined but also joined the Bomb Disposal Squad.
Ali Gohar from Balochistan, who lost both of his hands as a result of electric shocks, paints with his feet. Natalia Najam, 9 years old, managed to break the Guinness Book of World Records and Indian academics while compiling the periodic table with the fastest time.
Emanuel Guddo, photojournalist from Mirpur, Sindh who shows the beauty of Sind through photos. Zara Naeem who scored the first position in ACCA from 179 countries.
Farzana Bibi is a victim of polio but she campaigns for polio so that no other child will suffer. The commentary text is completely new and includes strong history and poetry particularly on Iqbal.
Gentle image of Pakistan on various floats is visible. The dhol party representing the various dhols from all the federation’s units was a spectacular performance in which the female dhol bat was very popular and the dhol party depicted the folk dances of the various units of the federation in great beauty.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Navy (PN) officers and sailors took part in the Joint Service Parade with gusto and gusto here on Thursday.
The smart and agile Pakistani Navy contingent, led by Commander Muhammad Shahid Iqbal, PN is part of the Joint Service Parade. The Pakistani Navy contingent includes Lady Officers, Special Services Group (Navy) and PN Band. Distinctive features of the Pakistani Navy contingent include the participation of 1st Pakistani Sikh Navy officer Lt Pawan Singh who led PN troops.
The female officers of the Pakistan Navy are led by Lt Cdr Sana Firdos.
In addition, the formation of the Pakistan Navy’s aviation assets includes the Long Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft P3C Orion, led by Capt Saleem Nasir PN, ATRs, led by Capt Syed Talat Hussain PN, Seaking helicopters, led by Capt Sher Wali Khan PN and Z-helicopters. 9EC led by Cdr Talha Mateen, participated in an impressive fly past at the parade ground.
Pakistan Navy UAVs were also featured during the parade. The Pakistan Navy Sea Eagle team led by PN Commander Muhammad Abrar Younis, Special Services Group (Navy) is part of the Tri Services Sky Diving Team. The Sea Eagle team exhibited various freefall techniques including sky maneuvers and landing on targets with pinpoint accuracy.