DUSHANBE, Tajikistan:Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa has said terrorism being a transnational threat can only be defeated through intelligence sharing and coordinated and effective border management.
He was speaking at a meeting of Quadrilateral Counter Terrorism Coordination Mechanism held at Dushanbe, Tajikistan on Sunday.
The Army Chief highlighted Pakistan’s achievements in fight against terrorism for eliminating terrorists’ safe havens from its soil.
The meeting was attended by senior military leadership of a member countries, including China, Pakistan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan.
All the four countries welcomed the QCCM initiative and expressed hope that an inclusive and cooperative regional approach will prove best for eradication of terrorism.
The participants also signed an outline cooperative mechanism which will come into force after its endorsement by respective governments.
On sidelines of the event, Qamar Javed Bajwa met Afghan Chief of General Staff General Sharif Yaftali and discussed situation in Afghanistan.
The Army Chief, while assuring fullest cooperation to Afghanistan, said his country cannot bring Afghan war into Pakistan.
He said that Pakistan has already cleared all its areas indiscriminately and has started unilateral border security measures, including fencing border.
Qamar Bajwa said Pakistan is open to any suggestion that facilitate peace in Afghanistan. He proposed to form a Pak-Afghan Army working group to jointly work and formulate security recommendations for government level discussion aimed at addressing mutual concerns.
The Afghan Chief of General Staff agreed to the proposal and thanked General Bajwa for his relentless efforts towards peace.—Radio Pakistan