Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday said that it was time for India and Pakistan to “bury the past and move forward”.
While addressing a session of the first-ever Islamabad Security Dialogue, General Qamar Javed Bajwa asserted that the peace between the two countries would help to “unlock” the potential of South and Central Asia.
Pakistan Army Chief also said that the potential for regional peace and development has always remained as a hostage to the disputes and issues between India and Pakistan.
“We feel it was time to bury the past and move forward,” he said. Adding, he said that the responsibility for a dialogue rested with India.
Last month, India said it was hopeful of normal relations with Pakistan in a terror-free environment. India stated that it was on Pakistan to create an environment free of terror and violence.
India told the neighbouring country that the “talks and terror” cannot go together. Even as India asked Pakistan to take necessary steps against terror groups responsible for launching various attacks on India.
The issue of Kashmir was at the heart of this, he said, adding that it was important to understand that without the resolution of the Kashmir dispute through peaceful means, the process would always remain susceptible.
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