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Press Release

Rawalpindi- April 5 2017

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) addressed UK think tank International Institute for  Strategic Studies. Shared his thoughts on regional and international security environment, challenges and way forward. COAS talked in details about security situation in Afghanistan and its impact on peace and stability in region and beyond. COAS also apprised the participants about Pakistan's achievements in its efforts against terrorism and militancy. COAS also highlighted prospects of CPEC towards economic dev of the region. COAS said that Pakistan is a peace loving country and wish to resolve all unresolved issues with India including core issue of Jammu& Kashmir. Forum appreciated candid expression of COAS and acknowledged Pakistan Army's contributions towards peace and stability.