Pakistan’s ‘honour’ not to be bartered for ‘prosperity’: Kayani
The Army chief pointed out that Pak is going through the most tumultuous time in its history.
Rawalpindi: Pakistan’s honour and integrity will not be traded just in exchange for “prosperity”, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has said.
“What’s in national interest and what’s not, is a decision only you Pakistanis have the right to make,” The News quoted General Kayani, as saying in his address on the occasion of Yaum-e-Shuhada.
The Army chief pointed out that Pakistan was presently going through the most tumultuous time in its history, but added: “We should not let ourselves overcome by frustration and pessimism.”
“We believe in one army, one family and one nation and we will have to rise above personal interests and think for a strong Pakistan,” he asserted.
General Kayani said that the Pakistani nation and its armed forces are like one unit, and that the country wants to have a peaceful co-existence with its neighbours.
“A prosperous Pakistan is in the interest of all… we want to co exist peacefully with our neighbours,” he maintained.