General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Pakistan’s Chief of Army Staff (COAS), has advised Pakistan’s foes, particularly those in the region, against mistaking the country’s desire for peace for weakness.
On Wednesday, General Bajwa addressed the passing out ceremony of 145 L/C at PMA Kakul, saying that Pakistan’s armed forces not only fought terrorists but also held off a five-fold bigger force over the eastern border.
The Army Chief emphasized that there would never be a lasting peace with India unless the Kashmir problem is resolved in accordance with the wishes of the people of the occupied valley and UN General Assembly resolutions (UNGA).
General Bajwa strongly criticized the Indian Army’s egregious human rights breaches in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and urged international and regional partners to help put an end to the violations.
The Army Chief claimed that Pakistan’s armed forces are battle-hardened and highly capable of dealing effectively with both internal and external threats and difficulties.
According to General Bajwa, Pakistan’s armed services reflect the vision of Pakistan’s founder, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, as there is no discrimination in the armed forces based on caste, gender, or religion.