Indian atrocities in IOK can’t suppress struggle for self-determination: COAS
April 2, 2018
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir can never suppress a just indigenous political struggle for self-determination. According to the DG ISPR, the COAS has highly condemned brutalities by Indian security forces against innocent Kashmiris in IOK and CFVs along LOC/WB. Meanwhile, Ambassador Alice G Wells, South and Central Asia Acting Assistant Secretary, USA called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Monday. Regional security environment and matters of mutual interest were discussed. COAS reiterated that Pakistan is committed for peace and stability in the region particularly in Afghanistan through a national approach. The COAS said that Pakistan also expects other players in the region to play equally positive part. Ambassador Wells said that US is committed to lasting peace and supports all efforts towards that end. Both agreed that bilateral convergences should be leveraged to gain positive momentum rather than remaining hostage to perceptions.