Pak army chief reiterates opposition to India’s role in Afghanistan

BAJWAISLAMABAD: The Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan General Qamar Javed Bajwa reiterated Islamabad’s opposition to India’s role in Afghanistan, claiming that Pakistan is concerned regarding the threats emanating from Indian use of Afghan soil.

“He said that Pakistan has done much more than its due share despite capacity constraints but shall remain committed for peace as a responsible member of international community,” a statement by the military wing of the Pakistani military said.

The statement further added that Gen. Bajwa reiterated Pakistan’s support to peace and stability in the region and highlighted Pakistan’s concerns emanating from Indian use of Afghan soil, the necessity and right of Afghan refugees for a respectable & early repatriation and the existence of terrorist safe havens across the border in Afghanistan.

“Gen Mattis expressed his respect for Pakistan Armed Forces and the effective operations undertaken against terrorists,” the statement said, adding that “He highlighted concern that a few elements continue to use Pakistan’s territory to further their terrorist agenda in Afghanistan. He assured that US is ready to play its role in addressing Pakistan’s legitimate concerns, saying that his aim is not to make demands but find common grounds to work together.” -KP

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