ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said that Pakistan wants peace with all countries in the region, including India, and blame game by anyone in this regard does not serve any purpose.
Addressing participants of the National Defence Course at the National Defence University, Washington DC, on Friday, he said: “First, we have to understand the regional dynamics and secondly, find out comprehensive strategies to fight the menace of terrorism together.”
Stability in Afghanistan and long-term solutions to all the outstanding issues in the Middle East, he said, were some of the pre-requisites for ensuring peace in the region.
Hence, the peace process in Afghanistan needs to be “supported in true letter and spirit” and all the stakeholders — Pakistan, Afghanistan and Taliban — should engage in serious dialogue fully backed by the international community, he said.
Published in Dawn, October 10th , 2015