Pakistan has offered numerous sacrifices in war against terror and now the time has arrived where the world should ‘do more’ for us, said Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Javed Qamar Bajwa said on Wednesday, Aaj News reported.
Addressing a ceremony held at General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi on Wednesday night (September 6) to pay tribute to national heroes, he said we will take the war imposed on us to its logical conclusion.
The Army Chief said the world powers should not blame us for their failures, instead of supporting us in this war.
Gen Bajwa said Pakistan has rendered sacrifices more than any other country of the world.
Commenting on internal security, the Army Chief said the armed forces are in contact with the government and other institutions on reforms without which National Action Plan cannot be materialized.
COAS said the enemies of Pakistan will not succeed in their nefarious designs of dividing the nation.
Referring to Pak-US relations, General Bajwa said the Pakistani nation wants respect not aid.
He said we have always supported Afghanistan, but we cannot fight Afghan war on our soil.
The Army Chief said Pakistan is a responsible country and it is not responsible for introducing nuclear weapons in South Asia. He said Pakistan’s nukes are only deterrence against a hostile neighboring country.
He said India should understand that the indigenous and peaceful freedom movement of Kashmiri youth does not require any material assistance from Pakistan or Azad Kashmir.
He said it is in the best interest of India to initiate political and diplomatic process instead of hurling abuses on Pakistan. He said the longstanding issue of Kashmir should be resolved according to the aspirations of the people of Kashmir and in light of the UN resolutions.
Regarding Pakistan-China relations, General Bajwa said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is reflective of strong ties between the two countries.