Islamabad. Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Monday assured the country’s parliamentarians that the country’s borders are secure and the army is ready to deal with any situation amid the changing developments in Afghanistan. Bajwa, while briefing the Parliamentary Committees on Internal and External Security (including Kashmir) at the Army Headquarters in Rawalpindi, also underlined the importance of restoring peace in the war-torn Afghanistan for the sustainable development of the region.
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In a statement, the army’s media wing quoted General Bajwa as saying, “Despite the challenges today, Pakistan’s borders are secure and we are ready to deal with any situation due to timely steps for western zone border management.” Bajwa also said that peace is not possible without the Kashmir issue being resolved. He said, the world should know that without a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue, there cannot be peace and stability.
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The delegation, comprising members of the Parliamentary Kashmir Committee, the Senate Standing Committee on Defense Affairs and the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defense Affairs, were apprised of the security situation, including the border situation, and the Army’s efforts for peace and stability. The lawmakers were briefed on the security situation for the first time since the Taliban’s control of Afghanistan on August 15 and the deadly ISIS-K terrorist attacks in Kabul on Thursday, Dawn reported.