Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said Pakistan had realised that without setting “our own house in order, nothing good could be expected from outside”.
He was addressing a moot titled ‘Islamabad security dialogue’, organised by the National Security Division here. “We have realised that unless our own house is in order, nothing good could be expected from outside,” he said. Now, after having overpowered the menace of terrorism and tide of extremism, Pakistan has begun to work towards sustainable development and improving economic conditions of under-developed areas,” the COAS said.
General Bajwa said Pakistan was ready to settle all outstanding disputes with its neighbours through dialogue in a dignified and peaceful manner. However, he added, the choice of peace was based on rationality and not the result of any pressure.