COAS for resolving long-standing Kashmir issue in peaceful manner

RISALPUR: The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has emphasised that Pakistan and India must resolve the longstanding issue of Jammu and Kashmir in a dignified and peaceful manner.

He said that the issue must be resolved as per the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir and bring this human tragedy to its logical conclusion.

“Pakistan is a peace-loving Country that has rendered great sacrifices for regional and global peace,” the COAS said while addressing at the Graduation Ceremony of 144th GD (P), 90th Engineering Course and 100th AD Courses held at PAF Academy Asghar Khan in Risalpur on Wednesday.

In his address as the Chief Guest, he said the Armed Forces of Pakistan are fully capable and prepared to spoil any threat. We stand firmly committed to the ideal of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence. It is time to extend hand of peace in all directions.

The Army Chief said that the flawless harmonisation and synchronisation displayed by all the three services in operations against the enemies of Pakistan has brought great improvement in the internal security environment. He applauded the outstanding courage and professional excellence displayed by brave air warriors of Pakistan Air Force during Operation Swift.

A total of 133 graduating Cadets including 11 Royal Saudi Air Force Cadets and 6 lady cadets graduated at the occasion.

COAS hailed presence of cadets from the King of Saudi Arabia (KSA) for training at PAF Academy Asghar Khan. The Army Chief said that this is a manifestation of warm fraternal ties between Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and our Defence Forces.

“We are proud of the strong bonds of Islam, brotherhood and cultural communion that bind us together,” the COAS concluded

Earlier on his arrival, the COAS was received by the Air Officer Commanding Air Vice Marshal Shakil Ghazanfar. The Ceremony was also witnessed by high-ranking military and civil officials, diplomats and foreign dignitaries.

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