RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa says that terrorists are common enemies of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a trust-based coordinated response is required against them rather than blame game.
The army chief stated this during a meeting with a nine-member Afghan media delegation at General Headquarters Rawalpindi.
He said that Afghanistan is Pakistan’s brotherly neighbour. Media could play a vital role in mitigating the negativity created by inimical forces.
The army chief reiterated that Pakistan had undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there are no safe havens inside Pakistan, which were being used against Afghanistan.
Emphasizing the need for an effective border management along Pak-Afghan border, he said Pakistan had taken measures on its side of the border, including fencing and establishment of new border forts and posts.
The Afghan media delegation thanked the Army Chief for his time and the candid discussion.
They acknowledged that such interactions are very useful to understand each other and said that they are carrying back home a facts based positivity through this tour.
The delegation is on a weeklong visit to Pakistan in coordination with ISPR.—Radio Pakistan