On Thursday, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on day two of the first-ever Islamabad Security Dialogue Pakistan is ready to resolve all regional conflicts with India. The army chief said while addressing the audience that stable Indo-Pak relations are the key to unlocking the potential of South and Central Asia by ensuring connectivity between East and West Asia.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) regarding inter-regional peace that it is time to “bury the past and move forward”, adding that Pakistan is ready to resolve all regional conflicts with its neighbours.
Gen Bajwa during his speech noted that this potential has always remained hostage to the disputes between both of the “nuclear neighbours”.
“The Kashmir issue is at the heart of this. It is important to understand that without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute through peaceful means, the process will always remain susceptible to derailment to politically motivated bellicosity.”
“We feel it is time to bury the past and move forward,” he said, adding that the onus for meaningful dialogue rested with India. “Our neighbour will have to create a conducive environment, particularly in occupied Kashmir.”