LAHORE: Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif has called for making collective efforts to give the next generation a terrorism-free and prosperous Pakistan and to provide them a conducive environment which could help them apply their knowledge and creativity to achieve optimum effects for national growth.
“Our young and upcoming generation is our future. And it can only be saved if we make joint efforts for giving them a terror-free and prosperous Pakistan,” the COAS said while addressing the third convocation of CMH Lahore Medical College on Saturday.
“We are taking menace of terrorism head on and will go anywhere in the country to eliminate it completely,” he pledged.
He said Pakistan Army besides performing its role as custodian of national frontiers had always been a forerunner in terms of its contribution to national development.
Raheel calls for collective efforts for prosperity
Gen Sharif said the entrenched role of Army Medical Corps in serious disasters, calamities and military operations against the evil of terrorism and extremism had been highly impressive.
He said physical, mental and social health was a prelude to a strong nation and provision of professional health services to the common man must be everyone’s priority. He said extensive and continuous research was the national need without which no institution could achieve excellence.
Later, the COAS gave away degrees and medals to students.
Commander Lahore Corps Lt Gen Naweed Zaman attended the ceremony.