COAS telephones Afghan president, discuss border management


RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa made a telephone call to Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani to condole the loss of lives in recent terror attacks.
According to ISPR press release, the army chief expressed sympathy with families of the victims and emphasized on the tragic series of events that have befallen people of both the brotherly countries over the last many years.
The COAS suggested a robust border management mechanism and intelligence cooperation to put a stop to and fro movement of terrorists across the border.
General Bajwa reiterated Pakistan’s cooperation with Afghan government and people to eliminate the scourge of terrorism which is affecting peace and stability of the whole region.
He emphasized that Pakistan has come a long way in its fight against terrorism of all hue and colour and has eliminated all safe havens in the process.
He said that the elements inimical to peace in the region are strengthened by the blame game.
Both the nations should rather focus on capitalizing upon the gains of successful Operation Zarb-e-Azb in Pakistan, he added.
Meanwhile, Ghani thanked General Bajwa for his sentiments and reiterated that both nations must work together for peace and stability in the region.


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