ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said the anti-state elements threatening Pakistan were out to challenge not only the lives but also the very fabric of Pakistani nation, vowing that the nation stands united to defeat all kinds of militancy and extremism.
“Pakistan is resolved to redeem its pledge given to its founding fathers that it will protect the homeland,” he made the remark in his message to the nation on Pakistan Day. We are also committed to preserve and ensure freedom, equality and social justice as core values of our polity as desired by our enlightened forbears, he added.
Three quarters of a century, the premier stated, had elapsed since the Muslims of the subcontinent irreversibly resolved to seek their own independent Muslim state.
“I am confident that with the valued assistance of our valiant armed forces, unconditionally supported by the entire array of political opinion, we will surely overpower threatening forces,” he observed.
Meanwhile, President Mamnoon Hussain has said that on the historic occasion of the Pakistan Day, all citizens should renew their resolve to bring the country to the forefront of the comity of nations
The president, in his message on the Pakistan Day, said the day marked the momentous occasion when Muslims of India resolved to struggle for an independent state based on principles of equality and justice.