Time has come for the world to give more respect to Pakistan: Ex-British Army General
A retired senior British Army officer has said that Pakistan has established order within its borders under the military command of General Qamar Javed Bajwa.
In an article for the Spectator magazine, Major-General (retired) Jonathan David Shaw wrote that the visit by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Pakistan is “showcasing Pakistan as it is today” rather than the past, and that the visit shows how Pakistan has transformed its internal security situation.
Jonathan Shaw recently visited Pakistan and toured various areas.
The author is the former head of the SAS, as well as being the two-star in charge of Pakistan policy.
In addition to his former special forces background the Oxford educated General regularly writes for the Financial Times, Telegraph and Spectator.
David Shaw wrote that action against militants has yielded dividends for Pakistan.
He wrote that gen Bajwa has proved himself an able interlocutor in trying to de-escalate tensions in Yemen, between KSA and Iran, and of course in Afghanistan.
Jonathan Shaw wrote that General Bajwa has focused on supporting the softer aspects of societal regrowth. General Bajwa told Jonathan Shaw for the Spectator article: “A strong army needs a sovereign economy.”
He further added, “As what has become known as the ‘Bajwa doctrine’ has it, now is not the time to ask for more from Pakistan; now is the time for the world to give more respect to Pakistan.”
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