Pak Army spokesperson Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has termed 2019 as the year of progress, in his message to the nation on New Year’s Eve.
“In our national pursuit for a peaceful, prosperous & vibrant Pakistan, 2019 is year of progress,” said the DG in a Twitter post on Monday evening.
“United we shall consolidate our successes, IA,” Maj Gen Ghafoor said. “May Allah continue His blessings upon us. Amen. Salute to resilient Pakistanis & Martyrs.”
On December 22, Army chief General Qamar Javed Bawja advised future military leaders to be able to gauge the enemy’s latest moves and be ready to respond even when a ‘surgical strike’ exists only in the enemy’s imagination or when threats appear in cyberspace and not the traditional battlefield or threaten the “country’s ideological frontiers”.
He cautioned that the subversive phase of the unannounced war against Pakistan has been initiated by the country’s enemies even as efforts are made to tackle the terrorism and sabotage phase.
Reiterating the armed forces’ resolve to maintain peace in the country, the army chief regretted that the youth of the nation is being targetted by a hybrid campaign – at times by protagonists who are “our own people”.