Proxy war not to be allowed against Pakistan: COAS
Says enemies supporting terrorism in country; Kashmir unfinished agenda of the Partition; Kashmir and Pakistan inseparable
By our correspondents
June 04, 2015
ISLAMABAD: The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif, said on Wednesday that Pakistan was opposed to using proxies against other countries and it would not allow any country to use proxies against it. Addressing the participants of a course at the National Defence University (NDU) here, the army chief said Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of partition of the Sub-Continent, adding that Pakistan and Kashmir are inseparable. “While we wish peace, stability in region, we want Kashmir’s just resolution in the light of the United Nations resolutions and as per the aspirations of Kashmiris to bring a lasting peace in the region,” he said. The COAS said that noteworthy achievements of the armed forces in the ongoing military Operation Zarb-e-Azb had created space for a decisive surge against terrorists in urban areas.He said enhanced civil-military coordination had become even more critical to achieve a successful closure, DG ISPR Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted on social media. General Raheel said contour of future wars was fast changing, adding, “Our enemies are supporting terrorism to stoke sub conventional conflicts and destabilise our country.” He said that the armed forces were fully determined and capable of defeating nefarious designs of the enemy. Meanwhile, General Raheel Sharif will leave for a five-day tour of Sri Lanka tomorrow (Friday). According to media reports, the purpose of the visit is to enhance military cooperation between the two countries. The COAS will meet the Sri Lankan army chief and prime minister and will hold talks on professional matters. He will also meet the chiefs of Sri Lankan navy and air force and will visit key army installations.