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Voluntary Cut In Defence Budget Not Favour To Nation:Army Chief

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said regarding the voluntary decision to forego even the routine increase in the annual defence budget, “This initiative is not a favour to the nation as we are one through thick and thin.”

Addressing soldiers on Line of Control (LoC), General Qamar Javed Bajwa who spent Eid-ul-Fitr with troops there, said the best Eid for a soldier is to have pride for being on duty of defending the motherland even on such festive days away from the family.

“For defenders of Pakistan, our first family is the Pakistani nation, then the ones back home”, COAS said while talking to troops.


The Army Chief said that there would be no impact to the military’s response potential due to the voluntary cut in the defence budget.