General Bajwa reiterates need for Afghan-Pak camaraderie to eliminate terrorism 

Pakistan  Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said they are making progress in breaking the connection between terror masterminds, their facilitators and executors.

Published: 26th July 2017 12:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th July 2017 12:29 AM   |  A+A-

  He said the army fully supports and stands with police and other law enforcement agencies towards the performance of their role as first responders.  

Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated that Pakistan is ready to help Afghanistan to eliminate terrorist safe havens in their border areas. (File | AP)

By PTI

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan is making progress in breaking the connection between terror masterminds, their facilitators and executors, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said on Tuesday.
 
Bajwa blamed hostile agencies are using terrorism as a tool, a day after a terror attack in Lahore killed 27 people. "Regional actors and hostile intelligence agencies are fully involved in using terror as policy tool," Bajwa was quoted as saying by Radio Pakistan.

Bajwa also said that cowardly incidents of terrorism cannot lower national resolve to eliminate militancy from its roots in the country. "We are making gains in breaking connectivity between terror masterminds, their facilitators and executors," he said.
 
He said the army fully supports and stands with police and other law enforcement agencies towards the performance of their role as first responders.
 
Bajwa added concurrent blasts at Kabul and Lahore are a testimony to the fact that both Pakistan and Afghanistan are victims of terrorism, and will continue to suffer if these actors are able to use Afghan territory with impunity.
 
At least 26 people were killed and 41 wounded today after a Taliban-claimed car bomb struck a bus carrying government employees through a Shiite neighbourhood in Afghanistan.
 
He reiterated that Pakistan is ready to help Afghanistan to eliminate terrorist safe havens in their border areas.
 

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