COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa on his official visit to UK said that Pakistan Army stands by democracy. Pakistan is a peace loving country and wishes to resolve all unsolved issues with India including essential issue of Jammu Kashmir. Moreover said attempts by enemies to isolate Pakistan diplomatically have failed and Pakistan’s diplomatic relations with other countries has rather lingered.
COAS emphasized that peace in Afghanistan is a shared interest and that Pakistan will continue its positive role and is even ready to work closely with Afghanistan. Furthermore he said Pak-Afghan bilateral border security mechanism is critically important and both countries need to formulate this at priority.
Pakistan Army took decisive actions against terrorists and lots of them have already fled the country, making bases elsewhere. While meeting top British military leadership he alleged that Pakistan is currently dealing with various facets of extremism through the National Action Plan adding that institutions are working together to bring reforms in madrassas and other areas to deal with the root causes of extremism.
The prospects of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor towards economic development of the region were also being highlighted during his visit. Hailing the role of overseas Pakistanis towards progress in their homeland, he assured the Diaspora that the Pakistan Army would perform its due role towards security of the country.