Pakistan’s New Army Chief Asks Afghan President To Stop Cross-Border Terrorism
Pakistan’s New Army Chief  Asks Afghan President

To Stop Cross-Border Terrorism

Gen Bajwa arrives to attend a military exercise on the Indian border in Khairpure Tamay Wali in Bahawalpur district. Photo credit: SS MIRZA/AFP/GettyImages

Pakistan Army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Sunday telephoned Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to condole the loss of life in recent terror attacks in Afghanistan and urged him to restrict cross-border incursions. Inter-Services Public Relations chief Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted the statement, according to which the army chief "pressed upon Afghanistan to cooperate in stopping the to-and-fro movement of terrorists from across the border".

The army chief suggested installing a "robust border management mechanism and intelligence cooperation" to restrict the movement of terrorists. "Elements inimical to peace in the region are strengthened by blame game," the statement read. "All safe havens of terrorists have been eliminated from Pakistan," the army chief was quoted as saying.

Earlier this week, scores of protestors gathered outside the Pakistan embassy in Kabul to demonstrate against Pakistan's alleged support for insurgents in Afghanistan. The demonstrators raised slogans against Pakistan Army's intelligence arm, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). The protestors accused the Pakistan embassy of being a "nest of spies in Afghanistan" and said the "ISI supports insurgents and has a hand in recent terrorist attacks in the country".

With inputs from IANS

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