ISLAMABAD / RAWALPINDI / LAHORE: Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday welcomed the restoration of a ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) and said the responsibility to create an enabling environment for further progress rests with India.
The prime minister said, “I congratulate the entire nation & salute our Armed Forces on the 2nd Anniversary of our response to India’s illegal and reckless military adventure in carrying out air strikes against Pakistan. As a proud & confident nation, we respond with unwavering determination at the time & place we choose ”.
“We are also demonstrating to the world Pakistan’s responsible behavior in facing the threshold of India’s irresponsible military, by returning captured Indian pilots. We always defend peace & remain ready to move forward to solve all extraordinary problems through dialogue, “he said.
In a series of tweets to mark the second anniversary of Pakistan’s response to India’s illegal and reckless military air strike adventure against Pakistan and how a proud and confident country Pakistan responds with unwavering determination at the time and placement chosen, she also calls on India to take on steps needed to fulfill the long-standing demand and right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination according to the UNSC resolutions.
“I welcome the restoration of the ceasefire throughout the LoC. The responsibility for creating an enabling environment for further progress rests with India. India must take the necessary steps to fulfill the old demand & right of the Kashmiri people to self-determination according to the UNSC resolutions, ”he wrote. Meanwhile, Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan said on Saturday that Pakistan wants peace but if its sovereignty is challenged, its response will always be swift and resolute as it was on 27 February 2019. “We want to live in peace but if our sovereignty is challenged, our response will be Always Fast and Decisive as on 27 February 2019 ”said the Air Commander during a speech at a ceremony held at Air Headquarters, Islamabad to commemorate the second anniversary of the PAF’s resounding victory in” Operation Rapid Retort “.
The Air Chief said that the PAF maintains its operational readiness to prevent aggression, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also observed that Pakistan was faced with various challenges including hybrid warfare, which demand increased commitment and vigilance. “PAF seeks to enhance its capabilities across the entire spectrum of operations while pursuing modernization through genuine endeavors,” he maintains
The former head of the air force and a large number of PAF officials witnessed the ceremony.
Previously, a contingent of the Pakistani Air Force, which turned out to be smart, presented a guard of honor.
Another highlight of the ceremony was the spectacular fly past by two PAF fighter formations including the F-16, JF-17, F-7 and Mirage. The ceremony concluded with the soulful performance of the young students of Fazaia School and College.
As the nation celebrates the completion of two years of victory over India, ISPR Director General Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar said on Saturday 27 February 2019 was proof that Pakistan’s armed forces will always defend the homeland against all threats.
He observed that it was not numbers but the courage and willpower of a formidable nation that won in the end. “Pakistan stands for peace but when challenged, will respond with full force,” said a spokesman for the Pakistan Army.
The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of National Security, Dr Moeed Yousuf has paid tribute to the armed forces that keep the country safe and defend the homeland. “I especially pay homage to our brave soldiers, sailors and airmen who stand guard tirelessly to guard the security of the country and defend every inch of the country,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Rawlakot district in Azad Kashmir echoed the slogans of ‘Pakistan Zindabad’ and ‘Armed Forces Zindabad’ on Saturday when PTI leader Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan and AJK Assembly Member Sardar Sagheer Khan led a rally to express solidarity with Pak Armed Forces.
Thousands of people then gathered at the venue for the rally, organized by Tehreek Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing the meeting, Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, who arrived at the venue while chairing a large car rally, said that Pakistanis and Kashmiris are united for the freedom of occupied Kashmir from Indian occupation.
Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz said on Saturday that February 27 was a day of pride and glory for the entire Pakistani nation. “The Pakistani Air Force eagle ‘shows a star’ to the enemy during the day and raises the heads of the entire nation with pride,” Senator Shibli Faraz said in a tweet.
The minister wrote, “Pakistan is a supporter of peace in the region but is fully capable of providing a crushing response to any aggression”.
Meanwhile, Senior Punjab Minister Abdul Aleem Khan said that February 27 was a day to remember the courage and courage of our Army’s when two years ago our ‘Jawans’ set a new example in defending the homeland and the numerical majority could do nothing ahead. from Mr. Air Force (PAF).
In a post on the microblogging website on Saturday, Abdul Aleem Khan said that two years after the downing of the Indian plane, today the entire nation salutes its soldiers and praises the steadfastness of the Army, which has full capability to defeat the enemy. He said that Pakistan will defend its homeland in the same way even when the time comes. He said that February 27 was a day of pride for Pakistanis.