"The entire world endorses our security concerns. Ceasefire violation, blood-letting in Balochistan, Federally Administered Tribal Areas and Karachi manifest enemy's hostile intent," he said, without naming India.

"Pakistan has shown willingness to cooperate with other nations for peace but not at the expense of our national interests, sovereign rights and national pride," he cited while addressing the Naval Academy passing out parade. The Army Chief's remarks came three days after he said, "None should dare cast an evil eye on Pakistan".

"Pakistan is ready to pay any price to protect our nationhood, safeguard interest, be it Kashmir, development of new ports or exploitation of natural resources", the army in a statement quoted him as saying.

Sharif mentioned that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPCEC) holds enormous potential for transforming lives of region's people. He added Pakistan was acutely aware of enemy campaigns and will defeat designs against it (CPEC).

He said the CPEC with Gwadar Port as its catalyst will be built and developed as one of the most strategic deep sea ports in the region at any cost whatsoever.

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