RAWALPINDI – Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa Tuesday reiterated the resolve to thwart designs of spoilers of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a multi-billion dollar project.
The army chief stated this when Chinese Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong called on him at GHQ, said Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement.
They also discussed developing Afghanistan situation regional security during the meeting.
The Chinese envoy appreciated Pakistan’s efforts for bringing peace & stability in region, especially recent developments in Afghanistan. He reiterated “China will continue to support Pakistan as a strategic partner”.
A day earlier, Gen Bajwa said despite challenges, Pakistan’s borders are secure due to our timely steps for western zone border management.
Talking to a delegation, comprising members of Parliamentary Kashmir Committee and Defense Committees of the Senate and National Assembly, who visited GHQ in Rawalpindi, the army chief said: “We are prepared to meet any situation”.
Alluding to the benefits of regional connectivity, the army chief highlighted the importance of restoration of peace in Afghanistan for sustainable development of the region.
COAS said Pakistan Armed Forces, with support of the nation, have achieved unprecedented successes in fight against terrorism and bringing normalcy in the country.
He reiterated Pakistan Army’s support and commitment to Kashmir cause saying the world must know that without peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute, peace and stability will remain illusive.
The delegation was given detailed briefing on security environment, including situation on the borders and Pakistan’s Army efforts for peace and stability.
The delegation had an exhaustive interactive session with Gen Bajwa that concluded with resolve to continue struggle against violent extremism through a synergetic, whole-of-the-nation approach.