RAWALPINDI – Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday, in his farewell handle on the Defence and Martyrs Day ceremony, reaffirmed that in future, the Military would haven’t any function within the nation’s politics. The Military Chief was addressing the Defence and Martyrs Day Ceremony 2022 on the Normal Headquarters (GHQ), which was postponed earlier as a result of torrential rains and big floods within the nation. The ceremony was included within the schedule of farewell visits on the want of Chief of Military Employees Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa. The serving and retired officers of Pakistan Military, households of martyrs and veterans, participated within the occasion. The Military Chief, within the first-ever public farewell speech of any outgoing COAS, stated the Military’s function in politics was unconstitutional. “In February the last year, the Army’s leadership decided that there will be no role of the institution in any political matters in future.” He stated: “Today is Pakistan’s Martyrs’ Day as the Army Chief, I am addressing for the last time. Due to the floods, the Martyrs’ Day is being held late.” Normal Bajwa stated the households of the martyrs had been the delight of nation and the Military would by no means depart their households alone. In his six-year tenure, he added, the households of the martyrs had been all the time present in excessive spirit, whereas the power couldn’t reward however wouldn’t permit the sacrifices of their family members, to go in useless. The Military Chief stated he was proud to have been the commander of the Pakistan Military for the final six years. He remarked that the principle job of Military was to guard the geographical boundaries of the nation, but it surely all the time went an additional mile for the service of nation. Whether or not it was the case of Reko Diq or Karkey’s superb, FATF adverse impacts on the nation to its journey to the white-list, integration of erstwhile FATA, fencing the western border or offering cheaper fuel from Qatar, loans from pleasant international locations, combating Covid-19 or eradicating locusts, aid operations throughout floods, the military had all the time fulfilled its mandate to serve the nation and would proceed to take action, Inshallah, sooner or later. He stated: “I assure you that despite these actions, the Army will never neglect its primary task and fight against terrorism. There are sacrifices that can never be forgotten because the nations that forget their martyrs, are the nations that vanish.” Commenting on the Dhaka debacle in1971, the Military Chief stated he supposed to debate the subject that individuals often keep away from, which associated to the efficiency of Military within the former East Pakistan in 1971. He stated: “I want to rectify some facts here. First of all, the East Pakistan crisis, was not a military but a political failure. The number of fighting soldiers was not 92,000, rather only 34,000, the rest were from various government departments.” The COAS stated that these 34,000 individuals had been confronting 250,000 Indian Military troopers, and 200,000 skilled Mukti Bahini however nonetheless they fought valiantly regardless of all odds. They supplied unprecedented sacrifices, which was acknowledged by former Indian Military Chief Discipline Marshal Manekshaw himself, he added. He stated the sacrifices of those courageous Ghazis (struggle veterans) and martyrs, weren’t duly acknowledged by the nation until date, which was an enormous injustice. The Military Chief stated now he would touch upon the political state of affairs : “I have been thinking for many years that the Indian army commits the grave human rights violations in the world, but their people are more or less critical of them. On the contrary, our army, which is busy day and night in the service of the nation, is criticized from time to time. The main reason for this is the involvement of the Army in politics for the last 70 years, which is unconstitutional: So in February last year, the Army decided after lot of deliberation that it will not interfere in any political issue.” He stated: “I can assure you that we are strictly committed to the pledge and will continue to be so. However, instead of welcoming this constitutional process, some circles criticised it by using inappropriate and indecent words.” The Military Chief stated they need to be absolutely cautious on this depend although it was the suitable of the individuals to have constructive evaluation. Some individuals opted for a pretend and false narrative firstly for making a chaos, and now they had been retracting from that doubtful place, he added. He famous that the civil-military management was given inappropriate titles. He assured the nation that the Military management might do something however by no means go in opposition to the pursuits of the nation. “I hope political parties will also review their conduct: We should learn from mistakes and move forward: Today Pakistan is faced with a serious economic crisis. No single party can steer from it: Time has come for stakeholders to learn from past mistakes and move forward. A true democratic culture will have to be adopted in Pakistan. Victory and defeat is a part of politics : every party has to accept this aspect as well.” Normal Bajwa stated that Pakistan was God’s blessing for the nation, including, “I am grateful to the families of the martyrs for coming to the ceremony; today is the day of renewal of the pledge. Let us all vow to unite for Pakistan, work for the betterment of the country, and should not hesitate from any sacrifice for the motherland.” He added that the way it was doable that the military would keep inactive, in case of any exterior conspiracy. The Military Chief stated: “It is impossible; rather a great sin. Those who think of a rift between the army and the people, will never succeed.” The Military management had many choices and sources to reply to this inappropriate onslaught, however the Military confirmed restraint within the bigger curiosity of the nation and abstained from any adverse statements, he added. “It may be noted that there is a limit to this patience and I would rather forgive this inappropriate and aggressive stance against me and the Army and move forward as Pakistan is supreme for all of us. Political parties and people may come and go whereas the country will remain forever,” the Military Chief stated. The Military, he stated, had initiated its catharsis and hoped that the political events would additionally overview their conduct as effectively. “It is also a fact that mistakes have been made by every institution, political party and civil society. We should learn from these mistakes and proceed ahead.” He added that it was time for all stakeholders to place apart their private egos and be taught from the previous errors and transfer ahead to make Pakistan a greater place. Concerning the normal elections of 2018, he stated that some events named the profitable occasion as chosen one by utilizing RTS failure as an excuse, and after shedding the vote of confidence movement in 2022, one occasion named the opposite occasion as imported one. In the course of the ceremony, a documentary titled ‘Azam-e-Falah-oBehood’ (the dedication of welfare) was screened. Within the documentary, the statements of the households of the officers and troopers of the Pakistan Military who sacrificed their lives, had been showcased. The documentary additionally included the views of Ramzan Chippa, Dr. Amjad Saqib, and psychologist Prof. Dr. Farid Minhas. A particular report on providers in pure disasters, particularly the current floods, was additionally launched on the event of the Defence and Martyrs Day titled ‘Abbeti’. The martyrs of helicopter crash of Pakistan Military in Balochistan had been paid tributes together with Lieutenant Normal Sarfraz Ali, Main Normal Amjad Hanif and Brigadier Muhammad Khalid in the course of the flight to assist the flood victims.