Pakistan

COAS says Afghanistan should do more against terrorism

ISLAMABAD: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday asked Afghanistan to do more against terrorism.

“Pakistan has done the best and maximum in fight against terrorism, it is time now for other stake holders especially Afghanistan to ‘do more’,” said the COAS while chairing a high level security meeting in the backdrop of recent spate of terrorist activities in Pakistan.

Media wing of military, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said the COAS was briefed in detail about the recent incident and their manifest linkages with terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan operating under the patronage of Afghan and Indian intelligence agencies.

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Qamar Javed Bajwa said since 9/11, Pakistan was one of the few countries which have borne the brunt of terrorism and made monumental sacrifices to effectively neutralize this menace in its state territories.

“Unfortunately our sacrifices against terrorism are not well acknowledged and we are often subjected to demand of ‘do more’,” he said.

It was concluded that while counter terrorism efforts by Pakistan continue, it is time now for the other stake holders particularly Afghanistan to ‘do more’.

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The Army chief reiterated that Pakistan Army would continue efforts to positively contribute towards regional peace and stability and shall not allow use of our territory against any other country.

He appreciated efforts of security forces, intelligence and other law enforcement agencies in foiling countless terrorist activities through ongoing ‘Operation Radd ul Fasaad’.

The COAS expressed his resolve to eliminate the menace to ensure safety and security of Pakistan and its resilient people who are real strength of their brave security forces.

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