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Institutions should function within constitutional limits: Kayani

Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani on Monday declared support for the democratic system and said that the country’s development and welfare depended on state institutions functioning within their constitutional limits.
“The country’s constitution has clearly defined the responsibilities and functions of national institutions and it is incumbent on them to perform their duties with constitutional limits,” Kayani said while addressing the army’s Youm-e-Shuhada (Day of Martyrs) ceremony.
In an apparent reference to Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s conviction on contempt charges by the Supreme Court, the army chief said the prime objective of the democratic system is to ensure the welfare, happiness and increased dignity of the people and the establishment of a balanced society where every person can get justice equally.
“This is the only way which can further strengthen Pakistan’s national security,” he said during the late night ceremony to honour soldiers killed in the line of duty and while fighting extremists. The military, he said, believes in a “strong democratic system and its continuation”.
At the same time, Kayani touched on the national security situation and said Pakistan is “still in a state of war” despite unprecedented sacrifices made by the people and security forces in the campaign against terrorists and extremists.
The army chief also referred to the unilateral US raid in Abbottabad that killed Osama bin Laden and a cross-border NATO airstrike that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead in November last year and said “some foreign elements had launched a campaign of mistrust” despite the sacrifices made by the Pakistani people and armed forces.
This campaign “pushed the entire nation into a psychological crisis and forced the nation to review relations with others”, he said. “We think that others will have to keep in mind our sovereignty, pride and honour,” he added.
“While keeping the people’s aspiration in mind, the armed forces will work according to any national policy forged through consensus to protect the country’s sovereignty and honour,” Kayani said.



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5 Comments

  1. KAMRAN said:

    This disgrace of a soldier and a traitor to the country must be minting money under this govt. Next to nawaz's friendly opposition, this pig head is the biggest reason our country is in this situation.. The coward has closed his eyes to whats going on in the country and dancing to the tunes of the govt. He is nothing but a puppet and gillani is pulling his strings. No General with any self respect would stay in their position after failing so miserably at their job. Hang him too.

  2. KAMRAN said:

    The coward is making statements to justify his inaction. He is a disgrace to his profession. I have seen a lot of Generals but I have never seen a coward like him. Its just a matter of time that he will be travelling in bullet proof cars to save himself from the very soldiers that he commands.

  3. Nasir Ullah said:

    dare to be on the road if u r not a coward. You are a paid out agent of India.

  4. @MuhammadYounusB said:

    WHAT A FUNNY STATEMENT BY ARMY HEAD.WHAT IS YOUR DEPARTMENT DOING IN PAKISTAN SINCE CREATION OF THE COUNTRY.YOU PEOPLE HAVE CROSSED ALL THE LIMITS OF AN GOOD INSTSITUTION AND NOW YOU ARE ADDRESSING THE NATION IN A VERY DEPLOABLE FASHION THIS DOES NOT SUIT TO YOU..YOU HAVE DIVIDED THE COUNTRY OF QUAID-E-AZAM AND NOW YOU ARE FOLLOWING THE POLICIES OF PPP`S GOVERNMENT INTRUCTIONS.WHAT A CO-ACCIDENT WITH THIS COUNTRY.

  5. Zishan said:

    Dear brother,it is not the fault of the army, it is the fault of the politician who can't run the state properly & make corruption, Look at India, In spite of many problems Indian's politician make economic wellfare ,keep the army in control & keep their soveriginity high,So polticians should come foroward for the development & the betterment of the country.

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