COAS urges US to stop use of Afghan soil for terrorism in Pakistan


—File Photo

—File Photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday telephoned US General John Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission Commander in Afghanistan.

Talking to him, the army chief said that most of the incidents in Pakistan are claimed by terrorist organisations with leadership hiding in Afghanistan.  General Qamar Javed Bajwa said such terrorist activities and inaction against them are testing our current policy of cross border restraint.

The army chief asked the US commander to play his role in disconnecting planning, direction, coordination and financial support to terrorists.

General Qamar Javed Bajwa also informed him about list of terrorists handed over to Afghan authorities for action against them, who are hiding inside Afghanistan since long.

US General expressed his condolences over loss of precious human lives in recent terrorist incidents and assured him full assistance in response to his concerns.

John Nicholson also shared his plans to undertake special coordination at appropriate level between Resolute Support Mission, Afghan security forces, and Pakistan.—Radio Pakistan