RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa Sunday made a telephone call to Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to condole the loss of lives in recent terror attacks.
According to an ISPR press release, the army chief said that all the elements inimical to peace in the region were strengthened by the blame game.
‘Both nations should rather focus on capitalising upon the gains of successful Zarb-e-Azb in Pakistan’ said Gen Bajwa.
The army chief expressed sympathy with the families of the victims and emphasised the tragic series of events that had affected the people of both the countries over the last several years.
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General Bajwa reaffirmed Pakistan’s cooperation with the government and people of Afghanistan to eradicate the scourge of terrorism which is hurting peace and stability of the whole region.
He emphasised Pakistan has come a long way in its fight against terrorism and has eliminated all safe terrorist havens in its struggle.
The COAS suggested a robust border management mechanism and intelligence cooperation to stop trespassing of terrorists across the border.
It is relevant to mention that around 50 people were killed and 100 others were injured as three Afghan cities including the capital Kabul were targeted in separate attacks on Tuesday.￼
Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attacks near the Parliament building in Kabul and Kandahar on Tuesday that resulted in the loss of precious lives.
According to a press release by the Foreign office, the government and people of Pakistan extend their deepest sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and pray for speedy recovery of the injured.