100 years since WWI: Army chief highlights need for conflict resolution to achieve peace

Published: March 9, 2015
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General Raheel Sharif in Lahore to commemorate 100 years of raising of the Infantry Division. PHOTO: ISPR

General Raheel Sharif in Lahore to commemorate 100 years of raising of the Infantry Division. PHOTO: ISPR

In remembrance of 100 years to World War I, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif highlighted on Monday the significance of deterrence, and need for operational preparedness to avoid war.

According to DG ISPR Major General Asim Bajwa, the army chief was speaking in Lahore to commemorate the Infantry Division of the army, which was raised 100 years ago during WWI.

He also paid a tribute to the tradition of soldiering.

General Raheel underscored the need for robust conflict resolution mechanism, an absence of which led to the devastating war 100 years ago.

The army chief said WWI serves as a reminder that the international community needs to show urgency in resolving long standing, international disputes that await resolution.

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