Time to extend hand of peace in all directions: Pakistan Army chief
New Delhi, February 3, 2021
Pakistan Army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said India and Pakistan must resolve the long-standing issue of Jammu and Kashmir "in a dignified and peaceful manner".
He said both countries should bring "this human tragedy to its logical conclusion", as per reports.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony, Bajwa said that his country is "firmly committed to the ideal of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence" and that "it is time to extend peace in all directions".
The Pakistan Army chief said 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. It is time to extend hand of peace in all directions. Pakistan and India must also resolve the long-standing issue of Jammu and Kashmir in a dignified and peaceful manner."
Bajwa was reported as saying that Pakistan will not allow anybody or any entity to misinterpret its "desire for peace as a sign of weakness".
He said Pakistan armed forces are fully capable to thwart any threat.