Peaceful, stable Afghanistan in Pakistan’s best interest: CJCSC

London: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Hayat while addressing the ceremony  organized by World Congress for Overseas Pakistanis in London on Saturday  has said that peaceful Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistana and there is no scope for  military solution to the  war torn country.

He said that there is no military solution in Afghanistan, the focus should be on negotiated settlement, adding that Pakistan is playing very constructive role in this regard. Stability, security, peace in Afghanistan is fundamental to the security of Pakistan, he added.

Underscoring the Pakistan’s efforts to eradicate terrorism and to stabilize peace in the region, General Zubair Hayat said that Pakistan has been fighting the world’s biggest and longest war against terrorism for decades, adding that people and the armed forces rendered unprecedented sacrifices to curb this menace. He said more than 200,000 Pakistani soldiers have been engaged in the war on terror.

He urged the world to find out the peaceful solution to the Afghan conflict instead of increasing numbers of troops in the war-torn country. He said Pakistan would welcome and support any sincere move or help if it is done with consensus.

While expressing the solidarity with innocent Kashmiris and their peaceful struggle to get freedom, he said that India is committing ceasefire violations and killing unarmed innocent Kashmiris along LOC to divert the attention of international community to hide its grave violations in IOK. He added that world can not turn blind eye to Kashmir issue where occupational  forces are using pallet guns to stop them raising their voices against Indian atrocities.

Lord Nazir Ahmed, member of The House of Lords, Lord Qurban, Sajjad Karim, member EU Parliament, Syed Ibn-e-Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner, Qamar Raza, chairman World Congress for Overseas Pakistanis, were also present on the occasion.


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