Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday renewed his government's pledge to make Pakistan a strong and invincible country by inculcating unity, faith and discipline in lives of Pakistani people. In a message on Pakistan’s Defence Day, Gilani said that September 6 was a red letter day in the history of Pakistan, when the armed forces with solid support of people exhibited extraordinary valor in grave threats to the country. “On this day, we pay homage to our valiant martyrs and our ancestors who defended their country heroically.” He said Pakistan is facing gigantic and myriad challenges and is passing through a critical period of history. “Our security is challenged by multi-dimensional and multi- directional threats. Our adversaries are taking full advantage of the situation by threatening the basic values and character of our society. Recent devastating floods have further compounded our difficulties,” he added. “Our people are committed to eliminating terror from the fabric of our society. Our security agencies have successfully wiped out the sanctuaries of terrorists and now these inimical elements have entered into cities and towns and targeting innocent people. But that time is not far when our security agencies with the support of the people will completely banish them and restore peace in every nook and corner of the country,” Gilani said. He also said that federal and provincial governments were making every possible effort to ease the sufferings of flood victims. “Our armed forces, other state institutions and the entire nation have come forth to help the people affected by the devastating floods. We are determined to rehabilitate our flood affectees in their homes without wasting any time. This challenge is not bigger than the challenge we faced at the birth of our country,” he added. – APP
By: Dawn News