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Terrorism global issue, warrants global response: COAS Sharif

LONDON: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif Thursday said that the success of operation Zarb-e-Azb had discernible effect and to continue pursuing sleeper cells of terrorists across country, ARY News reported.

During his interaction with International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) & House of Commons, the army chief said our environment and context need to be understood by the world.

“We want to finish terrorists and their nurseries, while we also expect the international community to play its part for regional peace,” he said.

“While we are fighting various terrorist groups, no new entities can be allowed to emerge. Terrorism a global issue and it warrants global response.”

Gen Sharif said for long term success funding of all terrorist outfits has to be checked by all, adding, “We are against use of proxies and won’t allow it on our soil”.

Speaking about China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), the COAS said the project will be a game changer and bring prosperity in the region.

We will do everything to make it successful, so that the whole region could benefit from it.

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