Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday joined members of the Christian community at Christ Church in Rawalpindi to take part in Christmas celebrations. The congregation welcomed the army chief and thanked him for sharing the festivity, according to a statement issued by the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR). General Bajwa wished Merry Christmas to the entire Christian community in Pakistan. He acknowledged the role of Christian brethren not only towards the creation of Pakistan but also for their contributions towards its progress. He appreciated the role of various institutions in the fields of education, health and public welfare being managed by Christian community across Pakistan. He especially acknowledged their contributions in defence of motherland as part of Pakistan Armed Forces.