Pakistan

Terrorists being funded externally by hostile agencies: COAS

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday said that terrorists are being funded externally by hostile agencies.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Raheel Sharif presided a Corps Commanders Conference in which the internal and regional security situation along with the security of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) was reviewed.

COAS stated that that the importance of timely and dignified return of Temporarily Displaced Persons (TDPs) was discussed by the participants in the meeting.

“COAS reiterated that all efforts and resources will be employed to bring about lasting stability and socio economic revival for prosperity and well being of displaced people of affected areas”, the release read.

Army Chief said that Pakistan has achieved significant successes in Operation Zarb-e-Azb, but this war against terrorism was complex, requires steadfast and unified response.

“Terrorists are being funded externally by hostile intelligence agencies and have their sympathizers at home who provide them shelter and refuge”, COAS stated.

“COAS reiterated that we will defeat the nefarious designs of our enemies and eliminate terrorists from Pakistan’s soil”, ISPR stated.

He also said that the resilience of whole nation and professionalism of our security forces were the real assets and he was optimistic that we will succeed in bringing enduring peace in Pakistan.

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