Pak Army chief backs dialogue with India
ISLAMABAD: The peaceful resolution of India-Pakistan disputes, including the core issue of Kashmir, can be found through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, Pakistan’s Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has said.
Bajwa’s remarks came during his speech at the passing-out parade of cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Kakul on Saturday, said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the media wing of the Pakistan army. “It is our sincere belief that the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes — including the core issue of Kashmir — runs through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue. While such dialogue is no favour to any party, it remains the inevitable precursor to peace across the region. Pakistan remains committed to such a dialogue, but only on the basis of sovereign equality, dignity and honour,” he said.
Addressing the cadets, Bajwa said that a “hybrid war” had been imposed on Pakistan to internally weaken it. “Our enemies know, that they cannot beat us fair and square and have thus subjected us to a cruel, evil and protracted hybrid war,” he said, without taking any names. He said, “I would like to reiterate that the nation and its Armed Forces are totally united and focused towards our primary objective, that is, eradication and elimination of terrorism.”