RAWALPINDI – Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa called upon unnamed neighbours to address problems at home instead of blaming Pakistan in a bid to eradicate terrorism.
Addressing participants of National Security and War Course at National Defence University Islamabad on Friday, the military head highlighted challenges to national security and Army’s role to curtail them.
“Terrorism cannot be defeated by closing eyes to one’s own responsibilities and resorting to throwing blame outside as being done by a few players in the region,” Gen Bajwa said without naming the countries he was referring to.
COAS said that the full spectrum of threat demands comprehensive national response and Army was fully engaged in enabling that response in coordination with other institutions of the state.
According to a statement issued by Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS said terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity.
‘Pakistan has fought against this menace indiscriminately and shall root it out through ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad said General Bajwa and added that Pakistan fought against this menace indiscriminately and shall root it out through ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad.
He said that Pakistan Army was committed to defence and security of the country and shall continue to perform with support of the people of Pakistan.
Earlier, on arrival at NDU, COAS was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar.