General Raheel at RUSI

ISLAMABAD: Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, while addressing a gathering at Royal United Services Institute in London, said that Kashmir is an unfinished agenda of Indo-Pak partition which needs to be resolved for the sake of peace and stability in the region.

According to details of the gathering shared by Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa on Twitter, the army chief said on Friday that “Indian intransigence and the violations at Line of Control are negatively affecting the region”.

Pakistan’s security environment is becoming conducive for upward economic trajectory and the military will continue its efforts towards bringing total security in the country, General Raheel was quoted as saying.

Talking about the ongoing peace process in Afghanistan, the army chief said that Pakistan’s military and government supports enduring and permanent peace in Afghanistan.

General Raheel urged all the stakeholders to beware of the detractors and spoilers who intend to sabotage the reconciliation process between the two countries.

He went on to say that Pakistan holds brotherly ties with Afghanistan. “There is dire need of border management and international cooperation to make regional peace possible.”

Earlier, General Raheel Sharif had said on Thursday that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project would be a game-changer and usher in an era of prosperity in the region.

“We will do everything to make it a success,” he said during interactions at the International Institute for Strategic Studies and House of Commons in London.