KARACHI: Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan, Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday, but stressed that Islamabad cannot be blamed for failures in the neighbouring country.

In an interview with ARY News, the ISPR DG said the Pak-Afghan border management was a key to achieving peace.

He said Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa wants to make Pakistan a peaceful country.

“The Gen Bajwa doctrine will bring a durable peace in the country,” he said, adding that cooperation between institutions was vital in the war against terrorism.

From the rank and file to the generals, the country had a war-experienced army, he said.

The ISPR chief said Pakistan fought war against terrorism under an integrated plan, and the army wouldn’t let anyone sabotage the peace achieved as a result.

He said all army chiefs had done a great job in the fight against terrorism. “[Retired army chief] Gen Kiani laid out a plan to eradicate terrorism,” he said, emphasising that Gen Bajwa’s mission was to transform the previous antiterrorism successes into long-term peace.

Published in Dawn, January 12th, 2018



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