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General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited the Line of Control (LOC) in the Haji Pir sector today to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with the troops.

Rawalpindi - June 17, 2024

No PR-179/2024-ISPR

General Syed Asim Munir, NI (M), Chief of Army Staff (COAS), visited the Line of Control (LOC) in the Haji Pir sector today to celebrate Eid-ul-Azha with the troops. COAS offered Eid prayers with officers and soldiers at the front line, praying for Pakistan’s peace and prosperity. On this festive occasion, COAS payed respects to the the sacrifices of the martyrs of Pakistan.

Addressing the troops, COAS commended their dedication, high morale, and commitment to defending the motherland. He remarked, “As soldiers, we take pride in celebrating such festivities away from our homes and loved ones while on duty, ensuring the security of our country and fellow citizens.”

Discussing the indigenous freedom struggle of the Kashmiri people in IIOJK, COAS reiterated Pakistan’s principled stance, aligned with relevant UN resolutions. He condemned India's ongoing oppression and brutalities against Kashmiris, noting that post-election, India has been attempting to mask its aggression and victimization of the Kashmiri people with false propaganda and provocations against Pakistan. Such tactics, including manufacturing false flag operations, have become a routine political tool of India.

“Pakistan has always supported peace and stability in the region; however, any provocation or violation of Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty will be met with a swift and resolute response, with the full support of the nation, InshaAllah,” COAS concluded.

Earlier, upon arrival, COAS was received by the Commander of Rawalpindi Corps.

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