KARACHI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday said that Pakistan has expressed and demonstrated its genuine desire to have peaceful relations with its eastern neighbour, but "it takes two to tango".
Army chief Gen Bajwa, referring to the situation on the external front, said it continues to remain in a flux.
"With a belligerent India on our east and an unstable Afghanistan on our west, the region remains captive due to historical baggage and negative competition," said Bajwa.
He said Pakistan on its part, is making a "deliberate and concentrated effort to pacify the western border through a multitude of diplomatic, military and economic initiatives".
Bajwa also said that the security forces have provided a significant "human security" in Fata and surrounding areas.
"In fact, what we have done in FATA and started in Balochistan could easily be termed as the best example of a holistic approach to security," added Gen Bajwa.