The President said we must make a vow to turn Pakistan into a great nation by demonstrating a strong resilience to our own people and to the international community as well. He said that a politically, economically and militarily strong Pakistan would better be able to safeguard its national interests and advocate for Kashmir cause at the global level. Referring to some of the presentations made in the national security workshop, President Masood said he was sure that the Pakistani nation is fully capable to make Pakistan one of the strongest nations in the world. He, however, pointed out that to make Pakistan a strong country we need to change the challenges being faced by the country into opportunities by developing it both economically and socially. He said that we must be understood that human security comes from prosperous people and national security stems from human security. Saying that Pakistan is a strategically located big country; President said Pakistan should have friends all over the world by building alliances with other nations at the international level.
Army Chief Gen Qamar Bajwa chaired the meeting, which was attended by the corps commanders and principal staff officers posted at the GHQ. The external security environment is shaped by developments in the neighbourhood and actions of the regional actors. Meanwhile, the domestic security environment is heavily influenced by governance, political stability and economic health, in addition to traditional and non-traditional threats. The commanders recalled the sacrifices rendered by the military in the fight against terrorism and underscored the need for making that progress sustainable.
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