Military parade

The joint military parade of Pakistan’s armed forces will be held after a gap of seven long years on Monday, March 23rd in Islamabad. The last military parade was held in March, 2008 during the tenure of former President General (retired) Pervez Musharraf. Since the 2008 parade, the military parade has been cancelled on every occasion due to security reasons. The military parade used to be held every year on the Pakistan resolution day. The commendable decision to hold the military parade after such a long gap is a show of the resolve of the armed forces to cleanse the country from the menace of terrorism. The decision to hold the parade was taken after the brutal attack on the army public school in Peshawar by terrorists. The attack claimed the life of 150 people that included 132 children. There was across the board consensus among political parties and the armed forces to go all out against the terrorists. The National Action Plan was implemented and military courts were established to speed up the trial of terrorists. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has vowed to continue the fight against terrorism until the very last terrorist is eliminated from the country. The Army Chief recently warned the terrorists that they will have no place to hide and they will be targeted wherever they are found. The sound of roaring jets of Pakistan Airforce above Islamabad’s sky and the ground troops parading with Pakistan’s state of the art weapons are bound to create fear in the heart of every element working against the country. The courageous step of holding the military parade is a stern warning to all anti-Pakistan forces that the military is ready to crush them. 

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