Islambad: Pakistan Army Cheif General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday complained that Pakistanis had a “history of forgetting its [the nation’s] heroes” while remarking that “just days after peace returned to Fata, people have started another movement,” Dawn Newspaper Reported.
The newspaper reported that Bajwa made the remarks during a solemn ceremony held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi where he conferred awards on martyred military personnel for acts of gallantry during military operations.
“They [our martyrs] who sacrificed their lives for the country are our real heroes,” Gen Bajwa said towards the end of the ceremony, adding that as a nation “we should always remember their sacrifices,” quoted Dawn as army cheif saying.
A large number of military officials and the heirs of martyred personnel were in attendance.
A day earlier, during a Corps Commanders’ Conference, Gen Bajwa had stressed that for the peace and prosperity of Fata, it is imperative that the region is “mainstreamed” and merged with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa according to the wishes of its people.