Pakistan wants peace but not at the cost of nation’s dignity: COAS

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ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that Pakistan looks forward to peace but that shall not be at the cost of any compromise on principles or honour and dignity of the nation.

The army chief made the remarks while meeting Commander Army General Han Weiguo, People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and General Xu Qiliang, Vice Chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) at PLA HQ.

Regional security environment including situation in Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and Pak China defence cooperation were discussed.

The army chief apprised Chinese military leadership about consequences of the ongoing situation in IOJ&K if it’s not amicably resolved for which India needs to respect UN resolutions and ensure the human rights of Kashmiris.

The Chinese military leadership supporting Pakistan’s principled stance on Kashmir issue, appreciated sane Pakistani approach in the interest of peace.

They agreed that continued unresolved Pakistan- India tension will have serious implications for peace and stability in the region.

The army chief apprised them that Pakistan looks forward to peace but that shall not be at the cost of any compromise on principles or honour and dignity of the nation.

Both sides also discussed the developing situation in Gulf and efforts for peace in Afghanistan.

Both sides agreed to enhance existing defence cooperation in line with history of mutual time tested relationship.

Earlier upon arrival at PLA HQ, COAS was presented guard of honour.

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