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Press Release

Rawalpindi- August 25, 2017

A nine member Afghan media delegation visited GHQ and interacted with Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa. COAS said that Afghanistan is a brotherly neighbour and  terrorists are our common enemies against which a trust based coordinated response is required rather than blame game and  Media can play a vital role in mitigating the negativity created by inimical forces.

COAS reiterated that Pakistan has undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there are no safe heavens inside Pakistan which are used against Afghanistan. COAS emphasized the need for effective border management along Pak-Afghan border for which Pakistan has taken effective measures on its side of the border including fencing and establishment of new border forts / posts.

Afghan media delegation thanked COAS for his time and very candid discussion. They acknowledged that such interactions are very useful to understand each other and they are carrying back home a facts based positivity through this tour.The delegation is on week long visit to Pakistan in coordination with ISPR.