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Pakistan not soft on terrorism: Bajwa

WASHINGTON: Director General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Asim Saleem Bajwa has denied Pentagon allegations against Pakistan of being soft in terrorism.

Maj. Gen. Bajwa, the Pakistan military’s top spokesman talking to media here said Pakistan has sacrificed over 50,000 lives in the war against terrorism.

He also said that Pakistan investigating into claims of the presence of the Islamic State (IS) in Pakistan. He said the country sees no signs of Islamic State fighters having infiltrated the country.

Bajwa said that ongoing Pakistan Army operation against extremists in North Waziristan, shows the government’s determination to combat terrorism.

“We will eliminate all terrorists without discrimination – all terrorists of any hue or color,” Bajwa told reporters.

ISPR chief met with journalists before the arrival in Washington of Pakistan’s Army Chief General Raheel Sharif for meetings with Pentagon officials.

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