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No safe havens for terrorists on Pakistan’s soil, COAS tells Afghan journalists

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday reiterated that Pakistan had undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there were no safe havens inside Pakistan, which were being used against Afghanistan.

He said that terrorists were common enemies of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a trust-based coordinated response was required against them rather than blame game.

“Afghanistan is Pakistan’s brotherly neighbour. Media could play a vital role in mitigating the negativity created by inimical forces,” he said this during a meeting with a nine-member Afghan media delegation at General Headquarters Rawalpindi.

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Emphasizing the need for an effective border management along Pak-Afghan border, army chief said Pakistan had taken measures on its side of the border, including fencing and establishment of new border forts and posts.

The Afghan media delegation thanked the Army chief for his time and the candid discussion.

They acknowledged that such interactions are very useful to understand each other and said that they were carrying back home a facts based positivity through this tour.

The delegation is on a weeklong visit to Pakistan in coordination with the military media wing, Inter Services Public Relations.



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