Pakistan Concerned Over Allegations From US, Afghanistan, COAS Tells Gen Nicholson

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PESHAWAR, 25 July: Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and US Forces in Afghanistan General John Nicholson called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa at the General Headquarters in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.

According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the COAS raised concern over the blame game perpetrated by some quarters in Afghanistan and US to undermine Pakistan’s contribution to war on terror. He said that it is not a coincidence that this theme is being played at a time when policy review is being undertaken in the US. He said that despite provocations, Pakistan will continue to act positively as it considers defeat of terrorism as a national interest.

General Nicholson reiterated his appreciation of the professionalism of the Pakistan Army and his admiration for resilience of people of Pakistan. Both the military leaders agreed on need for continuous engagement and coordination for peace and stability in the region.

US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale was also present during the meeting.

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