Pakistan national interest to be kept supreme while dealing with US: Army

Pakistan national interest to be kept supreme while dealing with US: Army

ISLAMABAD - The 208th corps commanders’ conference chaired by Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday reviewed the geostrategic and security environment, especially in the context of US-related policies for the region, according to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).

The top military commanders discussed the progress on Operation Raddul Fasaad and increased Indian ceasefire violations (CFVs) in the meeting at the General Headquarters (GHQ).

The forum reiterated that gains of years-long counter-terrorism efforts shall be consolidated to achieve enduring peace and stability both for Pakistan and the region. The meeting concluded thatnational <link> interest shall be kept at the premium while cooperating with all other stakeholders for regional peace and stability.

General Bajwa reiterated that the Indian ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary are detrimental to peace; however, these or any Indian misadventure shall be responded effectively.

The ISPR said that India’s ceasefire violations were a vital part of the commanders’ discussion.

In 2018, the Indian forces have carried out more than 190 ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary to date, resulting in the deaths of 13 innocent civilians and injuries to 65 others, according to the latest foreign ministry data.

It said the “unprecedented escalation in ceasefire violations by India” had been continuing since the year 2017 when the Indian forces committed 1,970 ceasefire violations.