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Gen Bajwa says path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday reiterated that path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan, and that regions develop as a whole, not individual countries.

The army chief was attending the Chiefs of Defence conference in Kabul. Commander US CENTCOM, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and army chiefs of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan also attended. The conference concluded to continue cooperation for peace and stability in the region.

Speaking at the occasion, Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan has eliminated all terrorist sanctuaries from its soil, however, residual signatures of terrorists, who take advantage of the presence of 2.7 million Afghan refugees and absence of effective border security coordination, are also being traced and targeted through ongoing Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.

He also assured that the Pakistani territory is not allowed to be used against any other country and Pakistan expects the same in reciprocity. He said that collaborative approach and persistence is the answer to all challenges, for which Pakistan is ready to play its part.




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