Last Updated: May 23, 2023, 01:00 IST
Undoubtedly, we live in a free ambiance because of the martyrs’ sense of responsibility and nice sacrifices, General Munir stated. (AFP File)
Asim Munir made the announcement throughout a ceremony held on the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, to honour the slain Pak troopers
Pakistan Army chief General Asim Munir on Monday stated that the current assaults on navy installations have been “insupportable” as he introduced that May 25 could be noticed throughout the nation as “Pakistan Martyrs Day”.
He made the announcement throughout a ceremony held on the General Headquarters, Rawalpindi, to honour the slain troopers, in accordance with a press launch issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – the media wing of the military.
“Undoubtedly, we live in a free ambiance because of the martyrs’ sense of responsibility and nice sacrifices,” General Munir was quoted as saying within the assertion.
He expressed grief on the current assaults on navy installations and memorials throughout the violence on May 9 and termed such actions “insupportable”.
On May 9, violent protests erupted after the arrest of former prime minister Imran Khan by paramilitary Rangers in Islamabad.
His occasion staff vandalised a dozen navy installations, together with the Lahore Corps Commander home, Mianwali airbase and the ISI constructing in Faisalabad.
The Army headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi was additionally attacked by the mob for the primary time.
Police put the dying toll in violent clashes to 10 whereas Khan’s occasion claims 40 of its staff misplaced their lives within the firing by safety personnel.
Thousands of Khan’s supporters have been arrested following the violence that the highly effective Army described as a “darkish day” within the historical past of the nation.
The prime normal stated that the military was an establishment that at all times remembered each particular person related to it and their households, “and our relationship as a household is a proud and exemplary one”.
“A powerful military ensures the safety and unity of the nation,” he burdened.
The ceremony was attended by a lot of senior navy officers and households of slain troopers and General Munir awarded navy medals.
The military stated that 51 kin of slain troopers obtained Sitara-e-Imtiaz (navy) whereas 22 officers and jawans have been awarded Tamgha-e-Basalat. Two officers have been awarded the United Nations Special Medal.
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