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COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa says no safe havens inside Pakistan

COAS Gen Qamar Bajwa says no safe havens inside Pakistan
August 25, 2017
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – A nine-member Afghan media delegation visited GHQ and interacted with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Thursday. The COAS said: “Afghanistan is a brotherly neighbour and terrorists are our common enemies against which a trust-based coordinated response is required rather than blame game. The media can play a vital role in mitigating the negativity created by inimical forces.” Gen Qamar Bajwa reiterated that Pakistan has undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there are no safe havens inside Pakistan which are used against Afghanistan. The COAS emphasized the need for effective border management along Pak-Afghan border for which Pakistan has taken effective measures on its side of the border including fencing and establishment of new border forts / posts. The Afghan media delegation thanked the COAS for his time and very candid discussion. They acknowledged that such interactions are very useful to understand each other and they are carrying back home a facts-based positivity through this tour. The delegation was on a week-long visit to Pakistan in coordination with the ISPR.