Pakistan will continue to play role for peace in Afghanistan, says COAS Raheel Sharif
RAWALPINDI (92 News) – Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif has said that enemies of Pakistan are stoking terror to destabilize the country.
He was speaking at Centre of International Study in Rome to give Pakistani perspective on international security on Wednesday.
The COAS said for the world, terrorism is a conflict but for Pakistan it is war for survival.
He said that operation Zarb-e-Azb is a comprehensive concept against terrorism and it will ensure terror-free Pakistan and the region.
He said the operation has progressed well and now last few pockets are being cleared.
COAS General Raheel said terrorists would not be allowed to re-establish.
He said that through better border control with Afghanistan, these areas will be rebuilt.
The COAS said that Pakistan and Afghanistan are uniquely and inseparably placed and peace in one country is not possible without peace in the other.
He said that Pakistan is making sincere efforts for reconciliation, but there is need to beware of detractors and spoilers who challenge both Pakistan and Afghanistan.