‘The creation of Bangladesh was a political failure’
Addressing the Defense and Martyrs’ Day celebrations as the chief guest, Army Chief Bajwa said, “The East Pakistan crisis was not a military but a political failure. Bangladesh, which was once part of East Pakistan, was a result of the army’s lapses.” but was formed because of political failure.” According to Pakistan Today’s report, General Bajwa said that the number of soldiers who fought on behalf of Pakistan in this war was not 92,000 but 34,000.
General Bajwa said, the soldiers fought bravely
General Bajwa further said that these 34,000 soldiers were facing two and a half lakh soldiers of India and two lakh trained Mukti Bahini army. He said that the 34,000 Pakistani soldiers who had surrendered were fighting the opposition soldiers in such large numbers. They knew that they were very few in front of the Indian army, yet they fought bravely. Bajwa said that the sacrifice of these brave Ghazis and martyrs has not been properly acknowledged by Pakistan till date. We have forgotten the sacrifice of those soldiers which is a great injustice.
Said this on raising fingers on the army
Referring to the rise of Bangladesh, General Bajwa said that the Chief Marshal Law Administrator of East Pakistan and the Commander of the Pakistan Army, Lt Gen Amir Abdullah Khan Niazi had surrendered to the Indian commander on 16 December 1971 and signed the document . With this, Bangladesh was born. In response to the fingers being raised on the Pakistan Army, General Bajwa said that there is a limit to tolerate it.
‘Fake story fabricated to defame the army’
The army chief said that a fake story was fabricated to defame the senior leadership of the Pakistan Army and abusive words were used to defame the army but the army leadership exercised restraint despite having resources and options. Without naming anyone, General Bajwa said that a fake story was created to create instability in the country and now efforts are being made to do away with this fake story.
Army will never go against the country: Bajwa
Indirectly attacking Imran Khan, Gen Bajwa said the army leadership will never compromise with the national interest. Do you believe that the armed forces will remain silent against a foreign conspiracy. It is impossible, but a great sin. Those who are trying to create a rift between the army and the people should know that their efforts will never succeed. He said, “It is also a fact that mistakes have been made by every institution, political party and civil society. We should learn from these mistakes and move forward.” The army chief said that he was proud that he was the commander of the Pakistan Army for the last six years.