COAS Gen Bajwa to visit Kabul tomorrow

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KABUL/ISLAMABAD: Chief of Military Employees Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa is arriving in Kabul on the head of a high-level delegation, an Afghan official stated at the moment.

In accordance with a Voice of America report, Basic Qamar Javed Bajwa is enterprise an important go to to Afghanistan tomorrow the place his delegation is to debate with Afghan counterparts methods to strengthen bilateral safety cooperation and border administration efforts.

Relations between Islamabad and Kabul have been marred by distrust and suspicion, with either side routinely accusing one another’s safety establishments of backing fugitive anti-state militants to plot terrorist assaults towards the opposite.

Whereas no official particulars of Bajwa’s anticipated engagements in Kabul have been introduced, he’s scheduled to fulfill with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, a Pakistani official instructed VOA on situation of anonymity.

Basic Bajwa is anticipated to reiterate presents of coaching for Afghan troopers and police personnel in Pakistani establishments and emphasize the necessity for the 2 international locations to resolve variations by counting on bilateral mechanisms and dialogue.

The Afghan authorities and the United States allege Taliban insurgents use sanctuaries on Pakistani soil for launching assaults in Afghanistan.

Islamabad rejects the costs and insists no such exercise is going down on its aspect of the largely porous border due to sustained anti-terrorism operations Pakistani safety forces have undertaken over the previous few years.

Pakistani officers additionally cite constructing of a fence and new safety outposts on the practically 2,600-kilometer border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Chief navy spokesman Main-Basic Asif Ghafoor stated the fence will probably be in place inside the subsequent two years. “If Afghans are prepared to construct the fence and posts on their aspect, we’re able to do it for you in order that solely peaceable residents can cross the border,” he just lately instructed a bunch of Afghan and Pakistani reporters.

Kabul, nonetheless, opposes the fencing mission as a result of it historically disputes the demarcation established in 1896 underneath British rule.

Pakistan dismisses the objection and acknowledges the boundary as a global frontier the nation inherited after gaining independence from Britain in 1947.

Afghan officers preserve that Taliban insurgents are being harboured in main Pakistani cities, together with Quetta and Peshawar and easily fencing the border won’t deal with their issues.

For his or her half, Pakistani authorities preserve that militants who’ve fled safety operations have taken shelter in Afghanistan and plot assaults towards the nation with the assistance of the Afghan intelligence company.

Overseas Minister Khawaja Asif, at a public discuss in New York earlier this week, recounted his nation’s contributions to combating terrorism and serving to US-backed efforts to stabilize Afghanistan. He criticized U.S. makes an attempt to single out Pakistan for all of the ills plaguing the war-ravaged nation.

“The drug manufacturing in Afghanistan has gone up by three,700 %. Are we accountable? Daesh is there in three [Afghan] provinces, confirmed presence. Are we accountable for that? Forty % of territory misplaced to the Taliban within the final 15 years. Are we accountable for that? The corruption, Afghan troopers promoting their weapons in open market to the Taliban. Are we accountable for that?” 

Daesh is there in three [Afghan] provinces, confirmed presence. Are we accountable for that? Forty % of territory misplaced to the Taliban within the final 15 years. Are we accountable for that? The corruption, Afghan troopers promoting their weapons in open market to the Taliban. Are we accountable for that?” 

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