Pakistan can not bring Afghan war into Pakistan: Qamar Bajwa

Nine-member delegation of Afghan media met Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi

Nine-member delegation of Afghan media met Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi

Earlier, showing similar sentiments Pakistan's civil and military leadership on Thursday said scapegoating them will not help stabilise the war-ravaged Afghanistan.

Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa stressed coordinated efforts to cope the menace of terrorism and restoration of peace in the region.

The working group will "jointly work and formulate security recommendations for government level discussions aimed at addressing mutual concerns", said the release.

General Bajwa emphasised the need for effective border management along Pak-Afghan border and said Pakistan has taken effective measures on its side, including fencing and establishment of new border forts and posts.

All four leaders welcomed the QCCM initiative and expressed hope that an inclusive and cooperative regional approach will prove best for eradication of terrorism. The mechanism will come into force after its endorsement by the respective governments. Afghan CGS agreed to the proposal and thanked COAS for his relentless efforts towards peace.

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Besides border security management, other key factors discussed was that of returning Afghan refugees to their homeland. The meeting was attended by senior military leadership of member countries i.e. "It is from these safe havens inside Afghanistan that terrorist attacks are being launched on Pakistan", he added.

Upon arrival, the COAS called on the Tajik Defence Minister Sherdil Mirzo and Chinese Chief of Joint Staff General Li Zuocheng.

A spokesman for the Foreign Office of Pakistan Nafees Zakaria has said the decision regarding the visit has been taken during the meeting of the national security committee which was organized to discuss the new U.S. strategy.

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An Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement says on Monday that President Rahmon offered his honest wishes for people of Pakistan, appreciating the role Pakistan and Pakistan Army has played in the fight against terrorism and peace.

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