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Pak Army Chief calls for national consensus to counter terrorism

August 14, 2013 at 2:32 am | News Desk

Photo: ISPR

Photo: ISPR

ABBOTTABAD: Pakistan’s Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has called for national consensus to counter terrorism and said that Pakistanis as a nation have never failed and they wont in the future.

Addressing the annual military parade at Kakul Military Academy in Abbottabad at midnight, the northern city of the country, the army chief said that those who are spreading suspicions and doubts are not aware of the nation’s enthusiasm.

He said that consensus of all institutions and the nation is necessary for the solution to terrorism and other challenges being faced by the nation. “It is important to get united, evolve a national consensus and implement it at earliest to find a solution.”

“We should never forget that freedom is a blessing but we have some duties to maintain it.”

 “The war against terrorism can only be won when we all are on the same page….so there is no doubt in our and terrorists’ minds.”

He said that there could be a difference of opinion on counter terrorism strategy but bowing down before militancy is not a solution.

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