ISLAMABAD: Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday stressed the need for sincere efforts to avert a looming humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan.

Talking to Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan Dr Geoffrey Shaw, who paid a farewell call to him in Rawalpindi, the COAS underscored the importance of peace and reconciliation initiatives in Afghanistan.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation were discussed.

According to a Radio Pakistan report, the army chief thanked the visiting dignitary for his services in Pakistan and acknowledged his contributions to fostering strong relations between the two countries.

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan’s role in Afghan situation and regional stability and pledged to keep working for better relations between the two countries.

Published in Dawn, December 25th, 2021

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