Path to regional peace, stability passes thru Afghanistan: Gen Bajwa

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Gen Bajwa Afghanistan

KABUL: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that path to regional peace and stability passes through Afghanistan.
He was addressing Chiefs of Defence (CHOD) conference here on Tuesday, which was also attended by US CENTCOM commander, Resolute Support Mission (RSM) commander and army chiefs of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
According to a statement of ISPR, the conference concluded to continue cooperation for peace and stability in the region. COAS Gen Bajwa said, “the regions develop as a whole, not individual countries.” He said that Pakistan has eliminated all terrorist sanctuaries from its soil. However, he added, residual signatures of terrorists who take advantage of presence of 2.7 million Afghan refugees and absence of effective border security arrangements, are also being traced and targeted through ongoing operation Raddul Fasaad. He also assured that Pakistan territory was not allowed to be used against any other country, adding that Pakistan also expects the same in reciprocity.
He said that collaborative approach and persistence is the answer to all challenges, for which Pakistan is ready to play its part.

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