RAWALPINDI: The Chief of Army Staff, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday reiterated a belief in stability and continuity of democratic system in Pakistan, adding 'security of the country and defence of its sovereignty should be our top most priority'.
Addressing a gathering during a program to mark 'Yaum-e-Shahada' here at General Headquarters (GHQ), the Army Chief said the Constitution clearly determined the responsibilities of the national institutions.
He stressed upon carrying out of countries affairs in accordance with the Constitution with an aim to raise the dignity of the country, adding this is the only way to further strengthen the country's security.
"The armed forces, with its strength and support of the people, are fully capable of protecting the country's sovereignty," the COAS asserted.
He said despite the sacrifices of the Pak army, some 'foreign forces' initiated a campaign of distrust and consequently the people had to go through a phase of strain. Our soldiers were martyred at Salala Check post in November (last year), he added.
"Our objective is to strengthen Pakistan," General Kayani pledged, saying he salutes to Pakistan people's spirit of patriotism.
He said Pakistan is in a state of war and believed that 'we would emerge successful with prays of the nation' and linked the success with "complete belief in Pakistan's ideology."