Pakistan does not believe in any camp politics: COAS Gen Bajwa
ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has expressed concern over the crash of a cruise missile fired by India into Pakistan.
Addressing the National Security Dialogue Ceremony, the Chief of Army Staff said that peace and stability are of fundamental importance for prosperity and development. The region is facing challenges like terrorism, climate change and poverty. We overcame terrorism by making countless sacrifices and 90,000 lives were sacrificed in the war on terror, our efforts will continue till the last terrorist is eliminated.
Situation in Afghanistan:
Talking about the situation in Afghanistan, the Army Chief said that Pakistan is located in an important economic region, security and stability of the region is part of our policy while sanctions on Afghanistan are adding to the difficulties there.
COAS said that Pakistan has joined hands with the international community to help Afghanistan but more work is needed to help the Afghan people. Instead of imposing sanctions, the positive attitude of Afghans should also be kept in mind.
Relations with India:
Talking about relations with India, COAS said that no untoward incident had taken place on the Line of Control (LoC) for over a year but the launch of missiles by India into Pakistan was a matter of deep concern. Pakistan has demanded an investigation into India’s missile attack. India should tell the world and Pakistan that its weapons are safe.
The Army Chief said that Pakistan believes in dialogue and diplomacy to resolve the Kashmir issue, Pakistan wants the water dispute with India to be resolved through dialogue and diplomacy.
Discussing the Russia-Ukraine conflict, General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that the Russian attack on Ukraine was unfortunate, Pakistan had stressed the urgent need for ceasefire and dialogue, Pakistan had provided humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.