Pakistan’s Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Mujahid Anwar Khan, NI (M), on the Independence Day of Pakistan, passed his wholehearted greetings to the nation.
In his message, he said that 14 August reminds us of the epic struggle and firm resolve of our illustrious predecessors, who relentlessly pursued their sole ambition of achieving a separate homeland. Many hardships came their way but, rendering supreme sacrifices, they never flinched and ultimately reached their destination under the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. On this historic day, we pay rich tributes to our worthy forefathers for their immense sacrifices and salute our brave sons of the soil who have laid down their lives for the defense of motherland all along.
He further stressed that While celebrating this momentous occasion, we take great pride that, as a nation, we always stand united in all circumstances and never trade sovereignty even at the cost of our lives. Indeed, in our struggle for independence decades back, and today in our determination to hold this hard-earned status of freedom, our indomitable will and unity are the strongest forts, which no one can ever conquer. Remember, we are a resilient nation gifted with immense potential to do miracles.
He stated while mentioning recent engagements by PAF with IAF, I take this opportunity to thank all of you for your wholehearted support, love, and respect for the Pakistan Air Force, particularly in Operation Swift Retort to eliminate threats faced in February this year. I would like to reassure you that, as always, PAF, in perfect strength with sibling Services, will not leave any chance for the defense of the motherland. We also stand by the indigenous freedom movement of Kashmiri people.