No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan: Gen Bajwa

Islamabad: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said that terrorists are common enemies of Pakistan and Afghanistan and a trust-based coordinated response is required against them rather than blame game.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief, during a meeting with a nine-member Afghan media delegation at General Headquarters (GHQ) Rawalpindi.

He said that Afghanistan is Pakistan’s brotherly neighbour. He said media could play a vital role in mitigating the negativity created by inimical forces.

The army chief reiterated that Pakistan had undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there are no safe havens inside Pakistan, which were being used against Afghanistan.

Emphasizing the need for an effective border management along Pak-Afghan border, he 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 are carrying back home a facts based positivity through this tour. The delegation is on a weeklong visit to Pakistan in coordination with ISPR.

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