OUR BORDER WITH AFGHANISTAN IS VERY POROUS
From Our Correspondent
MUNICH: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has reiterated yesterday in his address delivered to a military conference held in Germany’s Munich that there are no terror sanctuaries in the country. Pakistan defeated al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban and other outlawed militant groups, and they can proudly say that no organised militant camps exist on Pakistani soil today.
Bajwa said that there are hideouts of terrorists in Afghanistan which are used to orchestrate attacks in Pakistan.
He said that it can be said with great pride today that there are no hideouts in Pakistan. He said that Pakistan is ready to cooperate for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Expressing concerns over terrorists’ presence in Afghanistan, the COAS said that Pakistan has undertaken fencing of its border with Afghanistan and that elimination of terrorism requires global cooperation.
He maintained that the territory of neither of Pakistan and Afghanistan should be used against the other. Pakistan rendered countless sacrifices in war on terror and the forces are following National Action Plan (NAP) devised early 2015, he said.
He said that Pakistan is not just conducting military offensives against terrorists, rather it has also taken action against the financiers.
General Bajwa said the menace of terrorism was fought through joint efforts by the entire nation, noting that clerics from all schools of thought issued a decree against terrorism in the name of religion.