RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Tuesday said regional actors and hostile intelligence agencies are fully involved to use terror as policy tool.
He said cowardly incidents of terrorism could not lower national resolve to eliminate militancy from its roots in the country.
“We are making gains in breaking connectivity between terror masterminds, their facilitators and executors,” he said while chairing a security meeting in Lahore.
The Army chief said the Army fully supported and stood with police and other law enforcement agencies towards performance of their role as first responders.
Bajwa said concurrent blasts at Kabul and Lahore are testimony of our stance that both Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism and will continue to suffer if these actors are able to use Afghan territory with impunity.
He reiterated that Pakistan is ready to help Afghanistan to eliminate terrorist safe havens in their border areas as we have done on our side.
Later, the Army Chief visited injured of the blast at General Hospital, Lahore.