CJCSC Gen Zubair highlights Pakistan’s anti-terrorism efforts at NATO session

  • He also informed participants about Pakistan Army’s efforts towards regional peace

RAWALPINDI – Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) General Zubair Mahmood Hayat on Wednesday informed the world armies about the measures taken by Pakistan to counter terrorism in the region.

General Zubair highlighted Pakistan’s efforts while addressing a Chiefs of Staff session of NATO Military Committee in Brussels, the Inter-Services Public Relations said.

The meeting was attended by representatives of 66 NATO and partner nations where matters related to peace and security were discussed.

General Hayat also informed the participants about Pakistan Army’s efforts towards regional peace by means of special security measures along Pakistan-Afghanistan border, including raising of additional FC forces and fencing, the statement said.

On the sidelines of the meeting, the CJCSC met with Chairman European Union Military Committee General Kostarakos and military representatives from Australia, Turkey, Jordan, Canada and Germany, it added.

Nato forces are engaged with the US in its longest war in Afghanistan against militants following the 9/11 attacks in America. Despite the lapse of several years and spending billions of dollars, the foreign armies failed to retrieve the occupied land from Afghan Taliban and other militants.

But, the US, according to Pakistani authorities, is trying to put the burden of its failure in Afghan war on Pakistan, making it a scapegoat. Ramping up pressure on Pakistan, the US authorities have recently suspended military aid to Pakistan, a country which provides logistic support to the country.

Pakistan’s military and civilian authorities made it clear to the US that no safe havens of terrorists existed on Pak soil, adding that action should be taken against militants in Afghanistan.