Military to make sure border safety in face of evolving challenges: COAS


Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa spent first day of Eidul Azha on Wednesday with military troops stationed near Pak-Afghan worldwide border in Kurram district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa, army mentioned.

The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in an announcement mentioned that the COAS lauded the military formation for expeditious fencing in space of accountability alongside Pak-Afghan border and reiterated army’s agency resolve to make sure safety alongside borders within the face of evolving challenges.

“We are ever ready to defend Pakistan against all the threats and at all costs,” army’s media wing, the ISPR, quoted Gen Qamar as saying.

While interacting with troops and sharing Eid greetings, the military chief appreciated their excessive morale and unflinching resolve to defend the motherland.

He expressed full satisfaction over operational preparedness of the formation and efficient measures in place for border safety.

Gen Qamar additionally praised the army formation for rendering steady help to civil administration in execution of ongoing initiatives for socio-economic uplift of the world together with growth of communication infrastructure, faculties, hospitals and different efforts for rehabilitation of the native inhabitants, learn the ISPR assertion.

Earlier on arrival, the COAS was acquired by Commander Peshawar Corps Lt General Nauman Mahmood.

‘Enemy’s relentless makes an attempt to hurt Pak-Afghan ties’

Earlier within the day, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned enemies had been making relentless makes an attempt to hurt Kabul-Islamabad ties whereas urging the Afghan authorities to assessment its determination of withdrawing its ambassador.

Speaking to the media after providing Eidul Azha prayer in Multan, Qureshi mentioned Afghanistan was passing by troublesome instances and recalling its envoy from Pakistan at this vital juncture was not an applicable determination.

The determination by Kabul to recall its ambassador in Islamabad and different diplomats got here in response to the reported abduction of the daughter of the envoy final week.

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Selsela Alikhil, the daughter of Najibullah Alikhil, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Pakistan, was allegedly kidnapped and held for a number of hours by unidentified assailants who left her with accidents and cord marks.

Commenting on alleged abduction of Afghan ambassador’s daughter, the minister mentioned a complete investigation was in progress and 700-hour lengthy footage was being reviewed and 250 individuals had been interrogated.

Nothing could be saved hidden within the investigation however the cooperation of Afghan ambassador and his daughter was very important to dig out the reality, he remarked.

He mentioned Prime Minister Imran Khan had a gathering with the Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Tashkent and one other assembly was additionally in pipeline which was postponed resulting from Ghani’s ‘busy schedule’.

FM Qureshi mentioned the world was acknowledging Pakistan’s efforts for sustainable peace in Afghanistan however India was taking part in the function of a spoiler which can destabilise the area’s peace.

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