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Army directs those from Kabul to disrupt the peace process

The Pakistan Army on Tuesday took serious note of the recent incidents of cross-border terrorism from Afghanistan and called on the neighboring country to take effective measures on border control.

The 241st Corps Commanders Conference was held at General Headquarters (GHQ). Chief of Army Staff (COOS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa presided over the meeting.

A press release issued by Inter Services said that taking serious note of the recent incidents of cross-border firing from Afghanistan and the leadership and reorganization of organizations across the border, the Chief of Army Staff expressed this hope. He said that the land of Afghanistan would not be used against Pakistan. Public Relations (ISPR) said. The ISPR added that in light of the emerging regional security situation, Pakistan has taken effective border control and administrative measures, and Afghanistan is also expected to take action against those who disrupt peace anywhere. Refuse

The commanders took a comprehensive look at the global, regional and domestic security environment, with particular focus on the situation along the Line of Control / Working Boundary and the Pak-Afghan border, the ISPR statement said. ۔ Reviewing recent developments in the Afghan peace process and the security situation, particularly along the Pak-Afghan border, the Forum reaffirmed Pakistan’s support for regional peace and stability.

The meeting was briefed on the same strategy to address evolving obstacles and future challenges. According to ISPR, General Bajwa expressed satisfaction over the Army’s operational readiness in view of emerging security threats.

The commanders’ review comes three days after a Pakistani soldier was killed in an exchange of fire with militants based in Afghanistan in the North Waziristan tribal district. Pakistan has consistently called on Afghanistan to ensure effective management and control along the Pak-Afghan border. Such attacks are common, as in the second week of May, a soldier was injured when militants opened fire across the Afghan border at a military post in Bajaur District, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

The top military brass also reviewed the situation in the newly merged districts of KP and Balochistan and called for “rapid socio-economic development of these areas to benefit from the hard-won peace to bring lasting stability”. ۔

During the meeting, the Army Chief commended the civil administration for its all-out cooperation during the ongoing third wave of COVID-19, which he called for significantly reducing the spread of epidemic diseases and controlling its negative effects. I have been helpful.

The military statement came a day after briefing Prime Minister Imran Khan and senior military officials on the national and regional security situation. The Prime Minister, who was accompanied by some cabinet members, was briefed during a visit to the Inter-Services (ISI) Secretariat in Islamabad. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Defense Minister Pervez Khattak, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Nadeem Raza, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Chief Minister. Were Naval Staff Admiral Amjad Khan Niazi and Chief of the Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Zaheer Ahmad Babar.

Earlier this month, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa met with President Ashraf Ghani in Kabul amid growing violence following the withdrawal of US troops and offered Pakistan’s support for the Afghan peace process. The Chief of Army Staff was accompanied by Director General of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Faiz Hameed during the one-day visit. General Bajwa reiterated to Ghani that “peaceful Afghanistan means a peaceful region in general and a peaceful Pakistan in particular. He said,” We have ‘Afghan-led Afghan ownership’ based on the consensus of all stakeholders. We will always support the peace process.

Issues of mutual interest, recent developments in the Afghan peace process, enhanced bilateral security and defense cooperation and the need for effective border management between the two countries were also discussed during the talks. “The Afghan President thanked the COS for the meaningful discussion and praised Pakistan’s sincere and positive role in the Afghan peace process,” an ISPR statement said.

General Bajwa was accompanied by British Chief of Defense Staff General Nicholas Patrick Carter during the visit. Britain still has troops in the war, which began with the overthrow of the Taliban government in 2001 after militant attacks in the United States.


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