Afghanistan behind terrorism in Pakistan, says Gen Bajwa in Munich

MUNICH: Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Saturday has said that Afghanistan is using vulnerable elements to carry out terrorist acts inside Pakistan.

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“Terrorists have sanctuaries in Afghanistan, from where attacks are being coordinated against home soil,” he said while giving Pakistan’s perspective on global and regional security at Munich Security Conference in Germany.

He said that Pakistan stands in the list of fastest developing countries, adding that Pakistan has sacrificed a lot against terrorism.

Army chief said Pakistan has defeated al-Qaeda, Tehreek-e-Taliban and other outlawed militant groups. Pakistan has been implementing National Action Plan (NAP) in the war against terrorism.

“We are harvesting what we sod 40 years back,” he added.

Gen Bajwa said that from last many years Pakistan is the world’s largest host of refugees, provided shelter to more than 30 lac Afghan migrants.

COAS Bajwa further said that ‘Jihadism’ is nothing else but terrorism, adding ‘Jihad is fighting with yourself.’

According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), COAS will also attend few sideline meetings with other participating international civilian and military leaders.

Earlier, General Qamar Javed Bajwa arrived  in Germany on (Saturday) today to attend the Munich Security Conference.

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