Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said that the purpose of national security is to counter various motives over time. Despite being an aggressive neighbor, Pakistan has not joined the arms race in the region.
According to details, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa while addressing the National Security Dialogue said that the purpose of National Security is not only to counter internal and external threats, but also to counter various motives over time.
“National security dialogue is no longer limited to the Army; other stakeholders are involved as well.”
He said that the world is currently confronted with various forms of terrorism, and that Pakistan is also confronted with challenges in the current situation.
COAS General Bajwa stated that rising security budget kills human development and that, despite an aggressive neighbor, Pakistan has stayed out of the regional arms race.
Despite security threats in the region, Pakistan is spending less on defense expenditures.
He said that Pakistan is playing an important role for peace in Afghanistan and peace in Afghanistan guarantees peace in the region.
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa, referring to the contentious issue of Indian-occupied Kashmir, said that “Unsettled Disputes” are dragging South Asia back to poverty and underdevelopment.
The Army Chief said that the Kashmir issue is the main cause of tension between Pakistan and India and a peaceful solution to the Kashmir issue is essential for peace in the region.
He added that the focus is on less developed areas to curb terrorism and extremism; we have come close to the goal after a long struggle to eradicate terrorism. Pakistan’s geopolitical status could lead to economic growth in the region.