Addressing a conference of Chiefs of Staffs of the Armed Forces being held under auspices of US CENTCOM, army chief said that Pakistan’s porous western border and existence of some exploitable spaces, inadequate border management that allows terrorists move, lack of synergy, coordination and institutionalised mechanism of intelligence sharing still remain Pakistan’s challenges.
“These challenges were being exploited through confrontationalist and subervise approaches by hostile Intelligence agencies like RAW that spills blood of innocent people through indirect strategy,” said the COAS.
While elaborating the concept and success of Pakistan’s counter-terror operation Zarb-e-Azb, COAS said that Pakistani security forces have valiantly fought terrorists upfront through an across the board, indiscriminate operation against terrorists of all hue and colour alongwith their abettors, financiers and sympathizers.
He said that with unflinching support of entire nation terrorists’ ideologies and their narrative have been defeated and their sanctuaries and hideouts completely eliminated.
“Our efforts against residual threat are still continuing, and can’t be entirely eliminated without optimum cooperation between neighbouring countries,” said Raheel Sharif.
unflinching support of entire nation terrorists’ ideologies and their narrative have been defeated and their sanctuaries and hideouts completely eliminated
COAS also offered the other armies to benefit from Pakistan’s initiative and experiences in terms of regulation of cross border movement, socio-economic development of border regions and enhaced cooperation in terms of intelligence sharing.
Chiefs of Armies of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz republic, Tajikistan,Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, are participating in the conference.
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