Peace with India possible only through dialogue: Pak army chief


Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that the peaceful resolution of disputes between Pakistan and India, including Kashmir, is only possible through a comprehensive and meaningful dialogue, media reports said.
 “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,” The Hindustan Times quoted Bajwa as having said.
General Bajwa, according to the report, made the remarks while addressing a passing out parade of cadets at the Pakistan Military Academy in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Kakul on Saturday.
“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.
Pakistan is a peace-loving country and seeks harmonious and peaceful coexistence with all countries, especially its neighbours, he said, but warned: “However, this desire for peace must not, in any sense, be construed as a sign of weakness.”
“Our valiant Armed forces are fully prepared to respond across the full spectrum of threat in a befitting manner.”
Bajwa said Pakistan’s enemies knew that they could not beat it fair and square, and had thus subjected it to a cruel, evil and protracted hybrid war.
“They are trying to weaken our resolve by weakening us from within. Had it been any nation than ours, it would have disintegrated by now.
“But since we enjoy complete confidence and support of our nation, we have defeated every move of these inimical forces and will continue to do so,” he said.

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