RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said, “Every Afghan is dear to me as every Pakistani, I am as hurt for every Afghan who is a victim of terrorism as much as I am for every Pakistani.”
He said this while talking to a 13-member Afghan media delegation in Rawalpindi. The delegation visited MOFA, Ministry of SAFRON, Ministry of Commerce, Higher Education Commission (HEC), HQ FC KP, NSA and ISPR. The aim of the visit was to let Afghan Media know efforts by Pakistan on war against terrorism which is common threat to both brotherly countries.
Representatives of Pakistani media were also present on the occasion. Director General Inter Services Public Relation (ISPR) gave them detail briefing about Pak- Afghan border and efforts by Pakistan made thus far. The delegation was also briefed by heads of other ministries visited. Director General ISPR shared details of meeting of Afghan Defence Attaché at UK with Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to UK.
The visit is expected to enable the visiting media delegation in better understanding of Pakistan’s perspective and efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region for sharing in Afghan media. It was concluded that menace of terrorism has affected both the countries and necessitates greater cooperation based on mutual trust rather than blame game.