ABBOTABAD: The Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani said on Saturday that the challenges faced by the nation will strengthen its will.
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He said this while addressing the Independence Day parade at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul.
The Chief of Army Staff said thatAugust 14, 1947 was a historic day for the Muslims of the subcontinent and is an indication that the will of the Muslims to establish a separate homeland was indomitable.
He also praised the armed forces of Pakistan for their courage, determination and professionalism in deploying their duties.
He also said that Pakistan will progress by following the principles of Islam.
"This great religion is the bond that binds us together and not a force that divides us," he added.