RAWALPINDI: Director General ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor says only trust-based relations between Pakistan and the United States can yield positive results.
Briefing media in Rawalpindi on Saturday, he said the intelligence sharing and level of trust have improved between the two countries.
The DG ISPR said our line of action after the new US policy is that we have done a lot for elimination of terrorism from the country and made the country safe.
He said there is no “no go area” in Pakistan due to effective security measures. He said enduring peace and stability is only possible through mutual cooperation.
Maj. General Asif Ghafoor said Pakistan will continue to play its role for enduring peace and stability in the region and the world, and there is no room for “Do More” any more.
Major General Asif Ghafoor said recovery of the Canadian family from terrorists is a successful example of Pakistan-US relations.
He said we received information from the US Ambassador that the kidnapped family is being shifted through Kurram Agency. He said Pakistani troops took action and by ensuring the safety of the kidnapped family recovered them.
He said the terrorists entered an Afghan refugee camp in the locality and could not be isolated.
The DG ISPR said about 1.5 million registered and same number of unregistered Afghan refugees have been residing in Pakistan.
He said due to such reasons and events Pakistan has been stressing on repatriation of the Afghan refugees.
To a question, DG ISPR said there is no concept of joint operation by Pakistan Army with any other country on Pakistani soil. He said we have a policy of engagement on security cooperation and intelligence sharing for confidence building.
Answer a question, Asif Ghafoor said that economy and security are interlinked and state institutions have made great efforts for uplift of economy and security.
He said Pakistan Army will continue cooperation with all state departments within the ambit of the constitution of the country.
He said that economy has direct impact on the national security decision. He said if economy is self-sufficient then the national security decision will be independent.
He said there is no second opinion as to the supremacy of civilian government.—Radio Pakistan