Pakistan Army Chief of Staff Address

Posted By Zaheerul Hassan

November 5, 2012: While speaking to a group of officers at GHQ, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said, “as a nation, we are passing through a defining phase. We are critically looking at the mistakes made in the past and trying to set the course for a better future. An intense discussion and debate is natural in this process. No individual or institution has the monopoly to decide what is right or wrong in defining the ultimate national interest. It should emerge only through a consensus, and all Pakistanis have a right to express their opinions. The constitution provides a clear mechanism for it.

We all have a great responsibility to shoulder. We should learn from our past, try to build the present and keep our eyes set on a better future. We all agree that strengthening the institutions, ensuring the rule of law and working within the well defined bounds of the constitution is the right way forward. Weakening of the institutions and trying to assume more than one’s due role will set us back. We owe it to the future of Pakistan, to lay correct foundations, today. We should not be carried away by short term considerations which may have greater negative consequences in the future.  Armed Forces draw their strength from the bedrock of the public support. National security is meaningless without it. Therefore, any effort which wittingly or unwittingly draws a wedge between the people and Armed Forces of Pakistan undermines the larger national interest. While constructive criticism is well understood, conspiracy theories based on rumours which create doubts about the very intent, are unacceptable.

The integrity and cohesion of the Armed Forces is essentially based on the trust reposed in them by the people of Pakistan. Strengthening this trust will ensure better security of the Country. Equally important is the trust between the leaders and the led of the Armed Forces. Any effort to create a distinction between the two, undermines the very basis of this concept and is not tolerated, be it Pakistan or any other country.

While individual mistakes might have been made by all of us in the Country, these should be best left to the due process of law. As we all are striving for the rule of law, the fundamental principle; that no one is guilty until proven, should not be forgotten. Let us not pre judge anyone, be it a civilian or a military person and extend it, unnecessarily, to undermine respective institutions.

All systems in Pakistan appear to be in a haste to achieve something, which can have both positive and negative implications. Let us take a pause and examine the two fundamental questions; One, are we promoting the rule of law and the Constitution? Two, are we strengthening or weakening the institutions? In the ultimate analysis, all of us would have served Pakistan better if history and our future generations judge us positively.”

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  • nazar muhammad

    پاکستانی ملٹری کو عرض، اسلام علیکم
    نہایت ادب و احترام کے ساتھ عرض کرتا ہوں، میں غریب طالبعلم جو 2009 میں B.Sc پاس کر چکا ہوں، اور اب تک کسی روزگار پاکستانی نوکری کے انتظار میں ہوں.سر آج کل نوکری پیسوں پے ملتی ہیں اور بڑے لوگوں کی سفارش پے ملتی ہیں، میں یتیم غریب جو تین معصوم بچوں کا باپ ہے، سر میں نے بچپن سے بڑی مشکل سے پڑھائی کی لیکن ناکام رہا. کوئی روزگار نہیں پا سکا.میں اپنے سچے ایمان سے آپ لوگوں کو گزارش کرتا ہوں کہ میری مدد کیجئے، جناب عالی : میرے گھر والوں اور بچوں کی زندگی بھی تباہ ہو رہی ہے.سر مجھے بچپن سے ایک استاد ٹیچر ہونے کا بڑا شوق تھا مگر وہ بھی نہیں بن سکا.آپ لوگوں کو پاک اللہ تعالیٰ کا واسطہ، ہمارے پیارے ملک پاکستان کا واسطہ دیتا ہوں کہ میری مدد کیجئے.
    میرا نام نظر محمد ولد مرحوم محمد رحیم.
    گوٹھ چودھرو ضلع ٹنڈو محمد خان .
    یو سی قبول پور.
    جناب : مجھے اپنے وطن میں صرف آپ لوگوں پے اعتبار اور بھروسہ ہے.
    سر ایک کسان کی زندگی گزار رہا ہوں جو بڑی مشکل کی زندگی ہے.

    اللہ حافظ

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  • irfan haider

    muhazbana guzarish he ke itni fast media ke baawajud police ki corrupt kali bherhiyan wardiyon ki aarh me zulm uroooj per ! chand shareef commissioned afsiraan sirf naam ki pehchan reh gae hen amal ke aagay wo bhi bebas hen. kiyun ke yahi aksiriati kali bherhen sub ke chokidar bhi hen.

    afsos tamam crime ke adon se bhata wasuli per chalne wale corrupt na ahal na jaez pese , power or sharab ke nashon me dhut qanoon or insaf ke rakhwale shareefon ke gharon per aadhi rat yalgar kr ke khof wa hiras barpa krte hen insani haqooq ki pamali inka roz ka mamul he. jinke qartooton kaizhar aala adalaten kae bar kr chuki hen.

    jinhon ne rishwat na milne ki soorat me kae naujawano ki zindagiyan barbaad, future or ghar tabah ker chuke hen jinki sazaen tamam azizon ko milti hen. ye subko ek dandi se chalate hen jis se insani haquq ki khulamkhula taouheen hoti he. awam ke khoon pasine pe chalne wale khud mazloom awam ka shikar krte hen afsos…

    s.h.o kharl ne pur aman ehtijajiyon per lathiyan barsaen or garhiyon per firing ker ke mangarhat kahani bana ke a.t.c court ka jhuta case banaya jo ke Allah ke hukm se media or shahriyon ke interference se sara pol khul chuka he. so khudara police dahshatgardi se nijat dila ke in badmast hathiyon ko ibrat nak sazaen di jaen.

    taza 3 din se rozana pano aqil bhutto muhalla per in darindon ne charhae kr ke qanoon or insaf ki pamali ki, pur aman muhazib shahriyon taleeme aafta tahreek e insaf or ppp-shaheed bhutto samet kae regular graduates ko hirasan kr ke bogaz f.i.r me griftar kia hua he khudara adalti inquiry kerwae jae taa k ye corrupt kali bherhiyan apne anjaam tak pohnch saken or qanoon wa insaf ki baladasti yaqeeni ho sake.

    insaf ke talabgaar

    members of social societies of pano aqil distt sukur.

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    • irfan haider

      aAssalam o Alaikum
      appeal for quick justice
      muhazbana guzarish he ke itni fast media ke baawajud police ki corrupt kali bherhiyan wardiyon ki aarh me zulm uroooj per ! chand shareef commissioned afsiraan sirf naam ki pehchan reh gae hen amal ke aagay wo bhi bebas hen. kiyun ke yahi aksiriati kali bherhen sub ke chokidar bhi hen.

      afsos tamam crime ke adon se bhata wasuli per chalne wale corrupt na ahal na jaez pese , power or sharab ke nashon me dhut qanoon or insaf ke rakhwale shareefon ke gharon per aadhi rat yalgar kr ke khof wa hiras barpa krte hen insani haqooq ki pamali inka roz ka mamul he. jinke qartooton kaizhar aala adalaten kae bar kr chuki hen.

      jinhon ne rishwat na milne ki soorat me kae naujawano ki zindagiyan barbaad, future or ghar tabah ker chuke hen jinki sazaen tamam azizon ko milti hen. ye subko ek dandi se chalate hen jis se insani haquq ki khulamkhula taouheen hoti he. awam ke khoon pasine pe chalne wale khud mazloom awam ka shikar krte hen afsos…

      s.h.o kharl ne pur aman ehtijajiyon per lathiyan barsaen or garhiyon per firing ker ke mangarhat kahani bana ke a.t.c court ka jhuta case banaya jo ke Allah ke hukm se media or shahriyon ke interference se sara pol khul chuka he. so khudara police dahshatgardi se nijat dila ke in badmast hathiyon ko ibrat nak sazaen di jaen.

      taza 3 din se rozana pano aqil bhutto muhalla per in darindon ne charhae kr ke qanoon or insaf ki pamali ki, pur aman muhazib shahriyon taleeme aafta tahreek e insaf or ppp-shaheed bhutto samet kae regular graduates ko hirasan kr ke bogaz f.i.r me griftar kia hua he khudara adalti inquiry kerwae jae taa k ye corrupt kali bherhiyan apne anjaam tak pohnch saken or qanoon wa insaf ki baladasti yaqeeni ho sake.

      insaf ke talabgaar

      ghulam muhammad 03003123463,
      muhammad saleh 03003151490,
      zulfiqar ali 03003197259,
      bhutto community and leaders from the members of social societies of pano aqil distt sukur.

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  • Zulfiqar sahota

    قومی مسئلہ ھے ذاتی ایجنڈا نہیں
    ﷽اسلام وعلیکم اقتدار اعلیٰ اربابِ اختیار Only Ten Daysصرف دس دن میں بڑے مسائل دھشتگرد ٹارگٹ کلنگ اغوا داعش خود کش دھماکے پلانٹڈ دھماکے ڈاکے کار لفٹنگ پولیس فوجی ایکشن کے بغیر آئین قانون کے مطابق مکمل تاحیات خاتمہ کر سکتا ھوں جنرل کیانی کے دور سے بزریعہ ڈاک اب سوشل میڈیا پر لکھ رھا ھوں توجہ نہیں ملی وجہ میرے نام کے ساتھ لفظ سابقہ جسٹس سیکرٹری جرنیل وزیر مشیر سینٹر سینئر صحافی یعنی امراء میں شامل نہیں ورنہ اس سے بڑی بات کوئی ھے نہیں یا اہمیت جانچنے کی اہلیت موجود نہیں الله نے مجھکو عطاء کی ھے سننے میں نقصان کیا یہ سادہ پائدار منصوبہ ھےکریہ
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