Pakistan’s Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday said that “comprehensive and meaningful” dialogue with India remains the route to restoring peace in the region, reports said.
“I take this opportunity to express our complete political and moral support to the basic right of self-determination for the people of Jammu & Kashmir,” Gen Bajwa said while speaking at an army function, the Dawn reported.
“Those peace-loving innocent citizens are being subjected to one of the worst forms of state terrorism. It is high time for the world community to wake up and play a positive role in bringing peace to that unfortunate part of the sub-continent,” Gen Bajwa said.
He said that lasting piece in the region can be achieved through dialogue, saying: “It is our sincere belief that the route to peaceful resolution of Pak-India disputes — including the core issue of Kashmir — runs through comprehensive and meaningful dialogue.”
“While such dialogue is no favour to any party, it remains the inevitable precursor to peace across the region. Pakistan remains committed to such a dialogue, but only on the basis of sovereign equality, dignity and honour,” he added.