PR No. 131 Islamabad: 21 Sept. 2016

General Saleh Zaki Colak, Commander of the Turkish Land Forces, called on the National Security Adviser Lt Gen ( R ) Nasser Khan Janjua this morning.

The National Security Adviser praised Turkish people for their recent role which they played for their country and thanked Tureky for supporting Pakistan’s NSG membership.  He briefed the Commander of the Turkish Land Forces on Pakistan’s endeavours to promote regional peace and stability which was extremely important for sustainable economic and social development of regional countries.  The NSA underscored the centrality of Kashmir to the Pakistan-India relations. He said that the way India is trying to handle Kashmir by way of use of force, it will affect the regional stability and also undermine world peace. The NSA underlined that the world community needs to intervene to ensure that the situation does not spiral out of hands.  He reiterated that there is a dire need to resolve the long outstanding dispute of Kashmir according to UN Resolution.  He insisted that Kashmir should be used as a “Key to Peace” to mitigate this dangerous “Flash Point”.

General Colak lauded the sacrifices of the Pakistan Army and people in war against terrorism.  He acknowledged that ongoing efforts being made by Pakistan and its Armed Forces to fight the menace of terrorism were extremely important for a long lasting peace in the region.

General Colak thanked the NSA for his briefing and two sides agreed to continue their endeavours to bring a durable peace in the region at large.