Army chief General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition and is inseparable from Pakistan.
“Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition and Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable,” the army chief was quoted as saying by DG ISPR Asim Bajwa.
“While we wish peace and stability in the region, we want a just resolution for Kashmir in the light of UN resolutions and as per aspirations of Kashmiris to bring lasting peace in region,” the army chief added.
Further, the army chief warned Pakistan will not allow any country to use proxies against it.
“Pakistan is opposed to using proxies in other countries and won’t allow any countries to use proxies against Pakistan,” the army chief was quoted as saying by DG ISPR Asim Bajwa.
“We are fully determined and capable of defeating nefarious designs,” the army chief upheld.
Echoing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement, General Raheel said the country’s enemies are supporting terrorism to destabilise it.
“Contours of future wars are fast changing. Our enemies are supporting terrorism to stoke sub-conventional conflicts and destabilise our country,” he said, while speaking at the National Defence University.
Regarding the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in North Waziristan, General Raheel said, “Our noteworthy achievements in Operation Zarb-e-Azb have created space for decisive surge against terrorists in urban areas.”
Gen Raheel also stressed the need for enhanced civil-military coordination.
“Enhanced civil-military coordination has become even more critical to achieve a successful closure,” he added.
The army chief’s statement comes a day after the premier said the May 29 methodical slaying of 20-odd Pashtuns in the restive Mastung district was an abortive attempt by the ‘enemies of Pakistan’ to sow ethnic discord in Balochistan where hostile foreign agencies have been stoking violence to further their nefarious designs.
“The enemy wants to sabotage the multibillion-dollar China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. A neighbouring country has already voiced its reservations,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif told an all-party conference (APC) at the Governor House in Quetta. The session was convened to devise a strategy to tackle internal and external security challenges in the volatile province.
Source: The Express Tribune