Risalpur, February 03 : Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Pakistan and India must resolve the longstanding issue of Kashmir in a peaceful manner, said Inter-Services Public Relations in a statement.
Addressing the graduation ceremony of 144th GDP, 90th Engineering Course and 100th AD courses held at PAF Academy in Risalpur, the army chief said that the Kashmir issue must be resolved as per the aspirations of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
“Pakistan is a peace loving country that has rendered great sacrifices for regional and global peace. We stand firmly committed to the ideal of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence,” he said. “It is time to extend hand of peace in all directions,” he remarked.
“Pakistan and India must also resolve the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir in a dignified and peaceful manner as per the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir and bring this human tragedy to its logical conclusion,” the COAS emphasised. “However, we will not allow anybody or any entity to misinterpret our desire for peace as a sign of weakness,” he added.