Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday stated that unilateral actions like drone strikes are counterproductive to the battle towards terrorism.
Drone strikes are “counterproductive and towards [the] spirit of ongoing cooperation and intelligence sharing being diligently undertaken by Pakistan,” he stated, in line with an Inter-Providers Public Relations (ISPR) press launch.
Throughout his go to to the Peshawar Corps Headquarters, the military chief stated: “Pakistan Military is able to taking efficient measure if actionable intelligence is shared.”
On Tuesday, safety sources stated that a drone strike had killed a commander of the deadly Haqqani network in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Hangu district.
Haqqani community chief Abubakar and his associate have been killed when a drone fired two missiles at his home in Speen Tal space of Hangu on Monday night time.
The drone strike “utterly destroyed” the suspected militant’s home, safety sources stated on the time.
The drone assault got here days after Afghan safety officers accused the Haqqani community and Pakistan’s Inter-Providers Intelligence of being behind the suicide truck bombing in Kabul on Might 31 that killed a minimum of one hundred fifty individuals. The allegation was strongly rejected by the Pakistan authorities in any respect ranges.
Gen Bajwa additionally stated that the early mainstreaming of Fata is essential for attaining “enduring peace and stability”.
“Our focus now’s to rework our operational achievements in Fata into enduring peace and stability for which early mainstreaming of Fata via reforms is important and Pakistan Military absolutely helps all efforts in the direction of that finish,” the ISPR assertion learn.
“Our courageous tribal brothers ─ via their help, cooperation and resolve ─ have enabled its safety forces to succeed in the course of the operations and now it’s time for them to stay a fearless and high quality social life as residents of Pakistan,” stated Gen Bajwa.
Stressing the significance of peaceable relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the military chief stated, “We contemplate Afghanistan as a brotherly neighbour and terrorists are our widespread enemy. The menace thus requires a belief based mostly coordinated response quite than blame recreation or unwarranted skirmishes.”
On the similar time, the COAS expressed his satisfaction on operational readiness of the formations and appreciated the improved safety state of affairs and measures for higher border administration, together with fencing, the assertion learn.
The COAS additionally stated that the Pakistan Military would proceed its efforts to consolidate good points achieved to date and that it stands with all different establishments to eliminate menaces which have been hindering Pakistan’s progress and prosperity.
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