All stakeholders must play their part for Afghan peace: COAS Bajwa

COAS Bajwa

General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), has stated that Pakistan has made and will continue to make every effort to help the Afghan peace process leading to a negotiated settlement. 

The COAS stressed that “misconceptions and demonization must be prevented to thwart spoiler designs.” He stated that because it is a communal obligation, all parties must play a positive role in ensuring long-term peace in Afghanistan, which is critical for regional stability. 

“We have made every possible effort to accommodate the Afghan peace process leading to a negotiated settlement with highest integrity and will continue to do so,” Director General ISPR Major General Babar Iftikhar said in a statement, reinforcing Pakistan’s vision for peace, connectivity, and shared prosperity. 

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The event emphasized the importance of taking a whole-of-nation strategy in light of Pakistan’s multifaceted security problems in multiple fields in the changing environment. 

A comprehensive report was delivered to the Corps Commanders’ Conference on the evolving situation along the Pak-Afghan international boundary, its implications for Pakistan’s internal security, particularly in the western zone, and the actions being taken to address the emerging problems. 

The Chief of the Army Staff expressed satisfaction with the stringent measures being taken as part of the comprehensive Border Management Regime to ensure efficient boundary control and requested a high level of vigilance along the western border. 

Meanwhile, during current national operations against COVID-19, monsoons, and the national polio drive, the Chief of the Army Staff praised formations for maintaining the highest standards of operational preparedness and providing consistent assistance to civil administration. 

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