General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has issued a warning to the graduating cadets of the Pakistan Military Academy (PMA) to always respect democratic institutions and steer clear of getting distracted by false information and political squabbles.
On Saturday in Kakul, he delivered these remarks during the 146th PMA Long Course’s graduation ceremony.
In his opening remarks, COAS General Bajwa exhorted the cadets to lead by example rather than just by words and to always maintain a heroic attitude while commanding their soldiers, even in the face of a life-or-death scenario.
Moreover, he underlined the significance of prioritizing the troops’ well-being and described it as an indicator of a capable military commander.
He also referenced the well-known Field Marshal Philip Walhouse Chetwode of the British Army, who reportedly said, “Your country’s safety, honor, and welfare come first, always and every time. Next are the dignity, well-being, and comfort of the men under your charge. Always and everywhere, put yourself and your safety and comfort last.
He underlined that Pakistan is a country that cherishes peace and consistently makes an effort to build strong relationships with its neighbors and other regional nations.
Furthermore, he pledged to break the political deadlock that has prevented the South Asian countries from advancing and resolving all regional and bilateral issues in a peaceful way.
He argued that South Asians deserve prosperity, which can be attained by steady economic development and lasting peace. Thus, it is crucial to prevent wars in the region, he added.