Pakistan’s desire for peace should not be considered weakness: PM Kakkar

The interim Prime Minister says, “There can be no peace without resolution of the Kashmir issue.”

Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakkar talks with foreign media in Islamabad on September 4, 2023.  - PID
Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakkar talks with foreign media in Islamabad on September 4, 2023. – PID
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Risalpur: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwar-ul-Haq Kakar has said that although Pakistan wants friendly relations with all neighboring countries, its desire for peace should not be misinterpreted as “weakness”.

In his address at the graduation ceremony of officers of Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Academy Asghar Khan in Risalpur, the interim prime minister said peace in the region cannot be guaranteed until the resolution of the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) dispute. Can. Between Islamabad and New Delhi.

However, he clearly stated that the country’s desire for peace “should not be considered weakness”.

He said, “Let me make it clear that there can be no peace without resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue.”

PM Kakkar said that Pakistan is a peace-loving nation and it wants to maintain friendly relations with all countries, especially its neighbours.

The Prime Minister strongly condemned the ongoing grave human rights situation in the disputed Himalayan region.

He said Pakistan will not join any arms race but will continue to enhance its capabilities in line with the developing technology to deter any aggression.

The Prime Minister highlighted that the rapidly changing geo-strategic environment has had a profound impact on Pakistan and the rest of the region. “Therefore, the situation demands advances in space networks, cyber technology, nanotechnology and artificial intelligence.”

He also expressed satisfaction that the PAF has modernized itself through smart assimilation of cutting-edge technology and achieved major advancements in cyberspace and non-contact warfare through indigenous means.

PM Kakkar described Pakistan’s armed forces as professionally capable and well-trained to deal with all internal and external challenges. “The nation holds our armed forces in high esteem for the sacrifices they make for national defense and their contribution to nation-building.”

He mentioned that the brave armed forces of the country have always shown great courage in times of test to keep the national flag flying high.

“I assure you that as a nation we have overcome challenges in the past and Inshallah, we will do so in the future and make the country prosperous,” he said.

The Prime Minister also congratulated the cadets graduating from flight training and aeronautical engineering colleges and expressed confidence that they will give their professional best with commitment and hard work.

“As the custodian of the PAF, you carry the hopes of this country and you must work hard to remain abreast of modern technology and trends related to modern warfare,” he told the graduates.

PAF graduates included 148 general duty pilots, 94 aeronautical engineers, 104 air defense and 130 combat support course officers.

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