It’s an unfinished agenda of partition, Proxies against Islamabad won’t be allowed

Staff Reporter

Thursday, June 04, 2015 – Islamabad—Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif said on Wednesday that Pakistan was fully prepared and capable of defeating nefarious designs. “Pakistan is opposed to the use of proxies against other countries and won’t allow any country to use proxies against it”.

This was stated by Gen Raheel Sharif while addressing the course participants at National Defence University here.

“Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition and Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable,” the army chief was quoted as saying by DG ISPR Asim Bajwa.

“While we wish peace and stability in the region, we want a just resolution for Kashmir in the light of UN resolutions and as per aspirations of Kashmiris to bring lasting peace in region,” the army chief added.

He said that if anyone thinks that Pakistan will exclude Kashmir issue from its policy it is his misunderstanding. He said Pakistan wants peace in whole region but there should be peace in Kashmir also, adding that the only resolution of Kashmir dispute under the charter and principles of UNO is acceptable for Pakistan.

His remarks were the latest in a string of comments by the country’s civil and military leadership against India.

Just a day after New Delhi opposed Islamabad’s bid to hold polls in the Gilgit-Baltistan region, Pakistan Army chief Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said the Kashmir issue was “an unfinished agenda of the partition”.

“We are fully determined and capable of defeating nefarious designs,” the army chief upheld.

Echoing Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statement, General Raheel said the country’s enemies are supporting terrorism to destabilise it. “Contours of future wars are fast changing. Our enemies are supporting terrorism to stoke sub-conventional conflicts and destabilise our country,” he said.

Gen Raheel also stressed the need for enhanced civil-military coordination. “Enhanced civil-military coordination has become even more critical to achieve a successful closure,” he added.

The army chief’s statement comes a day after the premier said the May 29 methodical slaying of 22 Pashtuns in the restive Mastung district was an abortive attempt by the ‘enemies of Pakistan’ to sow ethnic discord in Balochistan where hostile foreign agencies have been stoking violence to further their nefarious designs.

Regarding the ongoing Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militants in North Waziristan, General Raheel said, “Our noteworthy achievements in Operation Zarb-e-Azb have created space for decisive surge against terrorists in urban areas.”“While our enemies are supporting terrorism to stoke sub-conventional conflicts and destabilise our country, we are fully determined and capable of defeating their nefarious designs.

Earlier on arrival National Defence University, Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif was received by Lieutenant General Anwar Ali Haider, President NDU.