Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan and India had to resolve the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir in a dignified and peaceful manner as per the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, while addressing the graduation ceremony at Pakistan Airforce (PAF) Academy in Risalpur.
“Pakistan is a peace-loving country that has rendered great sacrifices for regional and global peace,” Gen Bajwa said. “It is time to extend hand of peace in all directions,” he added while emphasising that peace with India cannot be attained at the cost of Kashmir.
Moreover, he also said that they would not allow anybody or any entity to misinterpret our desire for peace as a sign of weakness.
“(Pakistan and India should also) bring this human tragedy (Kashmir issue) to its logical conclusion,” the COAS continued.
Gen Bajwa also praised the role of PAF in defending the country. “The whole nation is proud of its Air Force and I earnestly hope that PAF will scale new heights of glory and excellence in the years to come,” said Gen Bajwa.
The graduation ceremony of 144th GD (P), 90th Engineering Course and 100th AD courses was held at PAF academy Asghar Khan where the COAS was present as the chief guest.
Meanwhile the Army chief also applauded the presence of cadets from Saudi Arabia for training at PAF Academy Asghar Khan.
The ceremony was also attended by high-ranking military and civil officials, diplomats, foreign dignitaries and a large number of guests of the graduating cadets.