WEBDESK: Terming Kashmir issue an unfinished agenda of Partition, Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Raheel Sharif Friday said the world community must help in resolving the longstanding Kashmir issue if it wants genuine peace in the region. Speaking at Royal United Services Institute, London – an independent think tank on defence and security – he said, Indian intransigence, violations of Line of Control (LOC) and an indirect strategy against Pakistan are negatively affecting the region.
According to him, the dispute between Pakistan and India resides in the Kashmir issue, DG ISPR, Lieutenant General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted. About Afghanistan, he said, Pakistan will continue to support all efforts for an enduring and permanent peace in Afghanistan and warned against detractors and spoilers of these efforts. “While, we continue to support enduring and permanent peace in Afghanistan. Let us all beware of detractors and spoilers,” he added.
General Raheel Sharif said that reconciliation is the only way forward in Afghanistan and everyone should support it. The CoAS said, “We have brotherly relations and blood ties with people of Afghanistan,” adding, border management along with greater international co-operation is a must for the regional peace. He, however, said, the anti-Pakistan propaganda must come to an end. Commenting on Pakistan’s security environment, he said, it is now becoming conducive for an upward economic trajectory, adding, “our efforts will continue towards bringing total security.”