Pak army for better border control with Afghanistan

Islamabad: Pakistan army today called for better border control and intelligence sharing with Afghanistan to check movement of militants across the porous border and warned the neighbouring nation against indulging in the blame game.

It was conveyed by Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa who made a telephone call to President Ashraf Ghani to condole the loss of life in recent terror attacks in Afghanistan.

“(The) COAS suggested a robust border management mechanism and intelligence cooperation to put a stop to and fro movement of terrorists across the border. He said that the elements inimical to peace in the region are strengthened by the blame game,” according to a statement.

Bajwa also reiterated Pakistan’s cooperation with Afghan government and people to eliminate the scourge of terrorism which is affecting peace and stability of the whole region.

He emphasised that Pakistan has come a long way in its fight against terrorism of all hue and colour and has eliminated all safe havens in the process.

President Ghani thanked General Qamar Javed Bajwa for his sentiments and reiterated that both nations must work together for peace and stability in the region, according to the statement.