Disputes With India Reside In Kashmir Issue: COAS
2 October 2015
: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said on Friday that Pakistan's disputes with India reside in the Kashmir issue. Addressing a seminar at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) the Army chief said Indian intransigence, Line of Control violations and indirect strategy versus Pakistan was negatively affecting the region. 'Kashmir is an unfinished agenda. World must help in resolving Kashmir issue if they want genuine peace in the region.' COAS said Pakistan security environment was now becoming conducive for upward economic trajectory. 'Will continue towards bringing total security.' COAS said Pakistan will continue to support enduring and permanent peace in Afghanistan. He added that everyone should be aware of detractors and spoilers. COAS stressed that reconciliation was the way forward. He described Pakistan's relations with Afghanistan as 'brotherly and blood ties'. COAS General Raheel Sharif emphasised that anti-Pakistan propaganda must end.