Pakistan

RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday asked US General John Nicholson, Resolute Support Mission (RSM) Commander in Afghanistan to play his role for stopping use of Afghan soil for terrorist attacks in Pakistan.


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The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated in a press release that the Army chief urged him during a telephone call. He also expressed his concerns over continued acts of terrorism in Pakistan with impunity from Afghanistan. Most of the incidents in Pakistan are claimed by terrorist organisations with leaderships hiding in Afghanistan.

He said that such terrorist activities and inaction against them were testing our current policy of cross border restraint.

The COAS asked Commander RSM to play his role in disconnecting this planning, direction, coordination and financial support. He also informed him about a list of terrorists handed over to Afghan authorities for action against them who have been hiding inside Afghanistan for a long time.

US General expressed his condolences on loss of precious lives in recent incidents and assured him full assistance in response to his concerns.

The General also shared his plans to undertake special coordination at appropriate level between RSM, Afghan Security Forces and Pakistan.