The Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor Thursday said that Pakistan has restored peace on its soil and now Afghanistan’s turn to do so.
In an interview with a local TV channel, the DG ISPR said, “Fighting war against terrorism was a difficult phase, however, we restored peace on our side and now Afghanistan will have to do so.”
He said the Taliban had influence in seven tribal agencies in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), but the Pakistani nation proved that they were determined [to eliminate terrorism].
The Pakistan Army general said that all operations Pakistan undertook against terrorists were different in nature from each other.
Giving example of Swat offensive, he said, “It was different due to population there.”
The Pakistani military spokesman said that they had good coordination with International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) — a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan.
Speaking of border management with Afghanistan, he said that they have sent documents to Afghanistan pertaining to the management of long porous border between the two countries. “If a mechanism is finalised then several issues relating to the border will be resolved.” (PhotoNews / Geo News)