RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Friday Pakistan is a peace loving country and has significantly contributed towards peace, an Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.
“World acknowledges our efforts in this regard and your presence here is the evidence. Those who propagate to isolate Pakistan should see how Pakistan is actually valued and honoured by our global friends”, General Bajwa added as he met foreign military teams participating in the second Pakistan Army Team Spirit Competition (PATS) being held near Mangla from April 1 to April 5, 2017.
Apart from teams from Pakistan Army, 10 foreign teams from China, Indonesia, Jordon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Srilanka, Turkey, Thailand and UK armies are participating in the event, added the statement.
The competition is aimed at testing survival skills and physical endurance spread over 72 hours and include 23 field events focusing on counter-terrorism operations.
COAS interacted with foreign teams and highlighted the importance of physical fitness and spirit of teamwork.
COAS said that terrorism is affecting the whole world and requires collective response approach.