The Pakistan embassy held a Defense Day reception at Doha (Qatar) yesterday to celebrate Pakistan’s Armed Forces Day to pay tributes to the martyrs and ghazis of Pakistan Armed Forces who have contributed supreme sacrifices in the defense of the country.
Pakistan’s Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah, Qatar Armed Forces chief protocol officer Brig Gen Khalid Mohamed al-Halbadi, director evaluation Brig Gen Hamid Hussain al-Sayari, diplomats and defense attaches of various countries, members of the Qatar and Pakistani Armed Forces as well as members of the Pakistan community were present.
In his speech, Ambassador Syed Ahsan Raza Shah recalled that throughout Pakistan’s history has confronted, and overcome external aggression as well as internal threats in the form of terrorism and extremism.
“This has only been possible because of the bravery and courage of our Armed Forces and law enforcement agencies. As we commemorate this day, we pledge to continue to promote the ideals of peace, respect for human life and freedom not only at the domestic front but also at the regional and global level as well. ”Ambassador said in his speech.
Our defense relations are robust and multi-focused covering military training, bilateral exercises, and deputations. This year has seen exceptional activity in terms of bilateral visits.
Regular joint exercises between Special Service Group and at the level of three services also exist. Nearly 1,000 personnel of Pakistan Armed Forces are serving in Qatar Armed Forces. The Qatar media reports.
“Besides, the delivery and induction of first Pakistan built primary trainer, Super Mushshak aircraft in Qatar Amiri Air Force speaks itself of the military engagements both brotherly countries have. I am sure this momentum will continue for long in future,” the ambassador added.