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Pakistan facing "far greater and complex challenges than ever before": Kayani

August 14, 2011 - Abbottabad

The challenges being faced by Pakistan today are much more complex and greater than ever before, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani has said.

Kayani offered his heartiest felicitations on the 64th anniversary of the country's Independence Day while addressing the Azadi Parade-2011 at the Pakistan Military Academy, Kakul.

"For past Sixty Four years, the Armed Forces of Pakistan have performed their sacred duty to defend Pakistan. Our officers and soldiers have displayed great courage, determination and professional excellence in discharging their duties," Kayani said.

"Today, our challenges are far greater and complex than ever before, he said, adding: "We have to put Pakistan firmly on the path to prosperity."

Kayani said he had no doubt that given Pakistan's national resilience, abundance of resources and above all the huge reservoir of highly talented youth, the country would overcome all difficulties.


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