Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2018        Go!    
 
 
February 25, Sunday 2018 4:41 PM       

       HEADLINES: CM, Chennithala condole Srideviā€™s death                                              Ten new faces in CPM state panel, seven exempted                                              Royal family protests at Padmatheertham pond                                              Congress activists manhandle minister in Kannur                                              Kodiyeri to continue, Gopi Kottamurikkal reinstated                                              Veteran actress Sridevi passes away at 55                                              Bollywood mourns demise of actress Sridevi                                              US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May                                              US teachers say #ArmMeWith resources, not guns                                              20 Afghan National Army soldiers killed                                              UN Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire                                              It is hard to digest that Sridevi is no more, says Sachin                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: US flies bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force  
       Pak has 'genuine desire' for peaceful relations with India, but it takes two to tango: Pak Army chief
 
         Posted on :10:12:28 Oct 12, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:12:57:39 Oct 12, 2017
         Tags: Pak peaceful relations with India, Qamar Jave
 

KARACHI: Pakistan has shown "genuine desire" to have peaceful relations with its "belligerent" neighbour India but it takes two to tango, the country's army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Wednesday.

Speaking at a seminar in Karachi on 'Interplay of Economy and Security', General Bajwa also said that Pakistan needed a comprehensive effort to pursue the National Action Plan and remove vulnerabilities well before they turn into threats.

"Our external front continues to remain in a flux. With a belligerent India on our east and an unstable Afghanistan on our west, the region remains captive due to historical baggage and negative competition," Bajwa said.

"But on our part, we are making a deliberate and concerted effort to pacify the western border through a multitude of diplomatic, military and economic initiative, not to mention the phenomenal boost to human security that we have provided in FATA and surrounding areas.”

"We have also expressed and demonstrated our genuine desire to have normal and peaceful relations with India, however, it takes two to tango," Bajwa said.

Bajwa also expressed concerns over the country's "sky high" debts, saying the abysmally low tax to GDP ratio must change if the country has to "break the begging bowl."

"Growth has picked up but the debts are sky high. Infrastructure and energy have improved considerably but the current account balance is not in our favour," he said.

According to figures released by the finance ministry, Pakistan's foreign debt and liabilities are around $58 billion.

"In order to secure our future, we have to increase our tax base, bring in fiscal discipline and ensure continuity of economic policies," he said, adding that economy remained one of the highest concerns during National Security Council meetings.

Bajwa also said when enemies of Pakistan wanted to damage it, they targeted financial hub Karachi and tried to destabilise it.

He said the authorities had put peace a top priority in Karachi and want the city to return to its old economic growth.

A A
       WORLD
Next Article: US flies bombers over Korean Peninsula in show of force
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
UN Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire  
20 Afghan National Army soldiers killed  
US teachers say #ArmMeWith resources, not guns  
US to shift its embassy to Jerusalem in May  
Canada flew celebrity chef to India at taxpayer expense for Trudeau  
Burqa-clad women playing board game at Mecca's mosque spark controversy  
Trump pledges to find long-term solution to gun violence  
Grenade hurled at US embassy in Montenegro  
Canadian MP apologises for inviting Atwal to Trudeau's dinner  
Khalistani terrorist invited for Trudeau reception  
Indian Peacekeepers provide veterinary support to farmers in South Sudan  
Investigate Obama administration over Russia meddling: Trump  
India expresses dismay over emergency extension in Maldives  
Khaleda Zia case: No trust existed when grant came in 1991  
Explosion in Jalalabad kills three  
Regime forces kill 77 in Syria  
Trudeau talks dynastic politics  
Trump takes swipe at Oprah Winfrey  
Israeli warplanes strike Gaza post rocket attack  
Russian church shooting leaves 4 dead  
Iran greatest threat to world: Netanyahu  
Passenger plane carrying 66 people crashes in southern Iran  
Should Melania 'leave' Donald Trump? See what polls say  
Ex-Playmate alleges affair with Donald Trump  
How heroic Indian-origin teacher saved many during Florida shooting  
 
Do you think Facebook empathy will help tragedy victims?
yes
 
no
 
no opinion
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy