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Pakistan Has Genuine Desire For Peace With India, But Takes 2 To Tango: Pak Army Chief

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| October 12 , 2017 , 08:43 IST

Tensions between India and Pakistan continue to be strained as infiltration attempts, militant attacks and ceasefire violations remain a difficulty in Jammu and Kashmir. The two nations also locked horns at the United Nations General Assembly, denouncing each other.

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has placed the blame on India for the lack of peace on the Indo-Pak border, saying that Pakistan has shown "genuine desire" to have peaceful relations with its "belligerent" neighbour India but it takes "two to tango".

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Speaking at an event in Karachi to discuss security issues General Bajwa said that Pakistan needs to remove "vulnerabilities" before they turn into threats.

"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," the Pakistan Army chief 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," said Bajwa.

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

General Bajwa also expressed concerns regarding Pakistan's economy, specifically its "sky high" debts, adding that to "break the begging bowl" the low "tax to Gross Domestic Product ratio" must increase.

"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 Pakistan's Finance Ministry, the country's foreign debt and liabilities are at $58 billion.

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