RISALPUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that Pakistan was a peace-loving country and that it would continue to take steps for peace.
Addressing the 89th passing out parade ceremony of the Pakistan Air Force’s 130 GDP‚ 75 Engineering‚ 89 Air Defence Courses and Commissioning of 133 GDP‚ 79 Engineering Courses at Risalpur today
Regarding the possibility of war at the country’s borders, the prime minister said Pakistan would continue to play its role in defusing tensions.
He further said the Pakistan Air Force was the guarantor of the country’s security and added that the PAF graduates would have to contribute for Pakistan’s defence.
Sharif also said that the country’s enemies would have to be made to realize that Pakistan’s defence was unassailable.
“We have to make the enemy realize that Pakistan’s defence is impregnable” the Prime Minister said adding that Pakistan Air Force is fully capable to defend the country’s airspace.
He advised the cadets to make optimum use of their training with an urge to further enhance their professional competence.
The Prime Minister told the cadets that there is no greater honour and prestige than choosing to defend and serve the country.
He urged the cadets to follow in the footsteps of brave and valorous officers of the Pakistan Air Force‚ who have made history by rendering great sacrifices.
The Prime Minister said he was deeply pleased to know that cadets from Saudi Arabia are also commissioning, today and wished them well in their future professional endeavours.
Earlier the Prime Minister reviewed the parade and awarded trophies and swords of honour among the graduates. On the occasion, which was highlighted by a fly-past and a free-fall display, the prime minister also distributed trophies to the outstanding performers of the graduating batch of the GD pilot course.
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Tahir Rafique Butt, and other high-ranking PAF officials also attended the passing out ceremony.