ISLAMABAD: Director-General Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major-General Asif Ghafoor has stated that Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of all disputes with India including Jammu and Kashmir but would not compromise on its dignity and honour.
He said war is not solution of any problem but our desire for peace should not be construed as our weakness.
Briefing newsmen in Rawalpindi on Tuesday, DG ISPR said that Pakistan wanted peaceful relations with everyone. India was a neighbour and Pakistan was not seeking a war with it.
However, he stated that Pakistan would strengthen its defence and respond to any adventurous activity by any hostile force.
"War is not the solution. Do not mistake our resolve to not get involved in war as a weakness," he said.
He said India carried out 945 ceasefire violations on Line of Control (LoC) and Working Boundary (WB) during the last three years.
In the last four months alone, India resorted to 314 violations resulting into martyrdom of 46 civilians. He said forty Indian troops were also killed in befitting response by Pakistan.
He said Indian violations and drama of surgical strike were part of the well thought out plan to divert attention from brutalities against people in Occupied Kashmir.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said the national security depends on a number of factors including bravery, patriotism and professionalism of the armed forces as well as national solidarity and a strong democratic system.
Responding a question, Major General Asif Ghafoor, said that house arrest of Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed is a policy decision of state institutions.
“The state took the decision regarding house arrest of Hafiz Saeed in the national interest, it was a policy decision of institutions,” he said.
He however, said that some elements resort to speculations on sensitive issues to hurt the harmony amongst the national institutions. He emphasized the need for strong relationship amongst the state institutions in order to take forward the country on the path of development.
He said the entire nation stands by the state institutions to fight the menace of terrorism. In response to a question with regard to the News Leaks issue, DG ISPR said that the government was conducting an inquiry into the matter and he would be able to comment on it only after the probe has been completed.
Turning to the situation in Afghanistan, the DG ISPR emphatically stated that Pakistan is not involved in acts of terror in Afghanistan. He said the world itself accepts the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan in the war on terror.
The DG ISPR said it is the stated policy of Pakistan that it will never allow the use of its territory to be used against any other country.
He said Afghanistan should take steps for improving management of its borders. He said Pakistan desires peace and stability in Afghanistan. We support an Afghan owned and Afghan led reconciliation process for peace in the country.