RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday presided over a high-level security meeting in the backdrop of recent spate of terrorist activities in the country, according to the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR).
The COAS was briefed in detail about the recent incidents and their manifest linkages with terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan operating under the patronage of NDS and Indian covert agency, RAW.
The meeting was held a day after three deadly attacks in Karachi, Quetta and Parachinar, killed 85 people, including 11 policemen, and wounded more than hundred others.
General Bajwa said that since 9/11, Pakistan is one of the few countries which have borne the brunt of terrorism and made monumental sacrifices to effectively neutralize this menace in its state territories, the ISPR said in a statement.
“Unfortunately our sacrifices against terrorism are not well acknowledged and we are often subjected to demand of ‘Do More’,” the statement quoted the army chief as saying.
The meeting concluded that “while counter-terrorism efforts by Pakistan continue, it is time now for the other stake holders particularly Afghanistan to ‘Do More’.”
The COAS reiterated that they will continue their efforts to positively contribute towards regional peace & stability, and won’t allow use of the Pakistani territory against any other country, the statement said.
He appreciated efforts of security forces, intelligence and law enforcement agencies in foiling countless terrorist bids under ongoing operation ‘Raddul Fasaad’.
General Bajwa further expressed his resolve to eliminate the menace of terrorism to ensure safety & security of Pakistan, and its resilient people, whom he said were the real strength of their valiant forces.