ISLAMABAD: Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Khalid Shameem Wynne on Friday said that as long as the regional disputes, specially Kashmir, remained unresolved, peace and stability of the region would remain a distant dream.
“I must also point out that as long as the regional disputes, specially Kashmir, remains unresolved, stability will remain a distant dream, we must, therefore, continue for a just solution of the Kashmir dispute as it is only fair to all the people, who dwell in this region.”
He was addressing the graduation ceremony of National Security and War Course at National Defence University, here.Gen Wynne said, “The security environment, we face today and into the future, is increasingly fluid and shaped by a dynamic mix of continuing and emerging challenges and opportunities. The concept of national security has evolved and broadened to include non-traditional threats such as transnational crime, natural disasters and pandemics”.
The people and the Armed Forces of Pakistan have taken up this challenge and our soldiers as well as innocent civilians are sacrificing their lives for this cause, he added. “We seek nothing beyond secure frontiers and pose no threat to any country and will accept no pressure for standing up for our principles,” he added.
Congratulating the graduates comprising Armed Forces officers, civil bureaucrats of Pakistan and senior officers from friendly countries on successful completion of the course, General Waynne hoped that the enhanced knowledge, competence, capacity for analysis and decision making would make them an asset for a nation and the world at large. He also applauded the efforts of the faculty and management of National Defence University.The JCSC chairman was received by Lieutenant General Agha Muhammad Umer Farooq (President NDU).