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Pakistan is opposed to terrorism in all its manifestations, says Pervez Khattak

Pakistan is opposed to terrorism in all its manifestations, says Pervez Khattak

RAWALPINDI (92 News) – The 24th ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Heads of Defence Universities, Colleges and Institutions (HDUCI) chaired by NDU Pakistan and co-chaired by NDU Malaysia was held at NDU Islamabad from October 4 to 7.

According to a press release issued by the ISPR, as many as 21 countries (part of ARF) attended the event on campus in NDU Islamabad and virtually through Zoom-link. Defence Minister Pervez Khattak visited the forum. He was welcomed by President NDU Lieutenant General Muhammad Saeed.

Defence Minister Pervez Khattak highlighted the purpose of the event and emphasized the importance of cooperation in security studies, peace-building, and research for futuristic confidence-building in the region.

He reiterated that Pakistan firmly stands by the global and regional institutions and states to bring sustainable peace in the region and beyond. "Pakistan’s contribution to the global war against terrorism is a clear reflection of our desire for peaceful resolution of all disputes, and that Pakistan is opposed to terrorism in all its forms and manifestations."

Later, military leaders and scholars from different defence institutions from ARF countries delivered presentations on the given themes and topics.