No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan: COAS

No safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan: COAS

Operations Terrorists News Update

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has
said Pakistan has undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour
and there are no safe havens inside Pakistan to be used against Afghanistan.

 Talking to Commander US CENTCOM General Joseph L Votel here, General
Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan supports an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned
peace and reconciliation process.

With reference to recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan and follow up rhetoric from
certain factions implicating Pakistan, he said that blame game is detrimental to
enduring peace and stability.

Army chief expressed his commitment to work in close coordination with
Afghanistan and US Led Resolute Support Mission for improved security environment
in Pak-Afghan border region.

He emphasized requirement of Pak-Afghan bilateral border security and intelligence
sharing mechanism.

The Army Chief said Pakistan accords great importance to its relations with the
United States, especially in counter-terrorism and regional stability.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s successes in fight
against terrorism and continued efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region.

General Joseph L Votel emphasized the need for continued and meaningful engagement
between all stakeholders involved in peace and stability of Afghanistan.

He supported an inclusive reconciliation in Afghan through an Afghan owned and Afghan led process.

Commander US CENTCOM General Joseph L. Votel also called on Chairman Joint Chiefs
of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood Hayat in Rawalpindi on Monday.

Matters of mutual interest with emphasis on geo-strategic environment were discussed during the meeting.

Commander CENTCOM acknowledged the role played by the Pakistan Armed Forces in fighting the menace of terrorism.

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