- DG ISPR maintains Pakistan has no “favourites” in Afghanistan.
- DG ISPR says Pakistan had already elevated Pak-Afghan border’s safety and administration due to scenario in Afghanistan.
- Maj Gen Iftikhar says it’s as much as Afghans to determine how they wish to take Afghanistan ahead.
Director Normal of the Inter Companies Public Relations (ISPR) Main Normal Babar Iftikhar stated on Saturday that “India’s investment in Afghanistan seems to be sinking”.
The DG ISPR’s remarks got here throughout a dialog with a non-public media channel on the scenario in Afghanistan and Pakistan’s response to it.
The top of the navy’s media wing reiterated that Pakistan has all the time maintained that it has no “favourites” in Afghanistan. He added that Afghans should determine the long run they need for his or her nation.
“Decisions such as these cannot be forced with the use of guns. If that was the case, then it would have happened in these 20 years that have passed,” stated Maj Gen Iftikhar.
The DG ISPR additionally spoke in regards to the dangers that Pakistan could face given the deteriorating scenario in Afghanistan. He assured the nation that Pakistan had already ramped up safety and administration on the Pak-Afghan border due to the scenario within the neighbouring nation.
He additionally stated that 90% of the fencing on the Pak-Afghan border has been accomplished.
“Border security management on Pak-Afghan border is very stable. Pakistan will not allow its soil to be used against any country,” stated the key basic.
He added that it was as much as the Afghans to determine how they wish to take Afghanistan ahead.
‘Spoilers of peace in Afghanistan threat regional instability’
Maj Gen Iftikhar’s assertion is in step with what the highest navy management has stated on Afghanistan within the latest days.
Final month, Chief of Military Employees Normal Qamar Javed Bajwa stated that spoilers of peace in Afghanistan threat regional instability.
His remarks got here throughout a go to to the Nationwide Defence College (NDU), Islamabad and addressed the contributors of the Nationwide Safety and Battle Course (NSWC) 21.
“Pakistan stands for peace within and all around, as it looks forward to acting as a bridge between regions,” Gen Bajwa stated.
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