Afghanistan’s peace in interest of Pakistan: DG ISPR
MIRAN SHAH (92 News) – Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that peace in Afghanistan is in the interest of Pakistan.
Major General Asif Ghafoor along with a group of foreign journalists visited different areas of North Waziristan and interacted with the local people on Sunday. He also said that a peaceful North Waziristan was heading towards progress and prosperity.
On the occasion, Asif Ghafoor told the journalists that cross-border attacks had been stopped due to Pak-Afghan border fencing. He said that Chief of Army Staff (COAS) desired to secure the border. He mentioned that this area is part of Pakistan now which was considered as ‘Tribal Area’ from 70 years.
The ISPR director general said that tribal districts would be brought at par with other developed areas of the country and added that they would be given equal rights.
It was the first direct interaction of the media with local people, who while standing in Miranshah Bazar, talked to reporters about improved peace situation and administrative issues in the area.
They lauded Pakistan Army for its efforts in restoring peace and development. The media representatives appreciated security forces for undertaking the difficult task of fencing country’s border with Afghanistan.
People of the area were happy to see media among them and they also took selfies with DG ISPR as the peaceful North Waziristan is on the path development and progress.
The journalists also met with Commander Peshawar Crops and General Officer Commanding North Waziristan.
Earlier, spokesman of armed forces of Pakistan, DG Inter Services Public Relations Major General Asif Ghafoor, on December 15, had said that speedy work on forts and fence along Pakistan-Afghan border, the Durand Line, was continued with the aim to complete the project by December 2019.
He had said work on forts and fence was continued on Pakistan-Afghanistan border. Total length of the border is 2,611 km, he said.