Pakistan is determined to confront terrorism, says Chief of Army Staff

Rawalpindi: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif, speaking at the National Defence University (NDU) in Islamabad, has re-emphasised Pakistan’s resolution and determination to confront terrorism and extremism.

Sharif’s address was anchored on the internal and external security situation of the country and his vision of an enduring peace within Pakistan and the region.

He stated that during Operation Zarb-i-Azb, the Pakistani nation had emerged as the most resilient nation and explained how progressing through the operation they had transited from hardcore kinetic operations to intelligence-based operations and now combing operations.

According to a statement issued by the Inter-Services Public Relations on Friday, Sharif also stated that Islamabad is opposed to using proxies against other countries and neither will it allow other countries to do the same against Pakistan, reports Dawn

He added “we as a nation must pursue our national objective of zero-presence of terrorists and total peace at any cost”.

The army chief said Pakistan is fully determined and capable of defeating its enemies who are stoking terrorism to destabilise the country.

He said: “The contours of future wars are fast changing. While our enemies are stoking terrorism to demoralise us and destabilise our country, we are united, fully determined and capable of defeating their nefarious designs.” (ANI)