Pakistan will continue to support Kashmiris’ cause: General Bajwa


Reacting to a recent statement by his Indian counterpart, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday made it clear that Pakistan was fully capable of pulverising all threats to its defence and security.
“We are aware of defence and security challenges being faced by the country and we are capable to defeat all threats irrespective of the front,” said the army chief during his visit to the troops, stationed along the LoC near Muzaffarabad, according to a handout by army’s media affairs wing, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
It was Gen Bajwa’s fifth visit in the current year to the LoC, one of the most heavily militarised frontiers in the world that splits the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir between Pakistan and India.
Meanwhile, on Saturday afternoon, Indian troops resorted to ceasefire violation ‘without any provocation’ in Battal sector of  Poonch district, killing an elderly civilian Shabir Khan, officials said.  It was in this backdrop, the COAS paid rich tributes to the Kashmiris on both sides of the LoC for their determination against what he termed as “Indian brutalities” and reaffirmed Pakistan’s resolve to back their just cause. “Pakistan will continue its support for right to self-determination to our Kashmiri brothers in India held Kashmir,” Gen Bajwa reiterated.