Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has highlighted the security threat from across the border as the Islamic State is gaining strength in Afghanistan and growing exploitation of sectarian violence.
He said, "We need to remain united, steadfast, prepared and vigilant against this threat which has an agenda of exploiting sectarian fault-line.
Our security forces are symbol of national integration so is our security apparatus; we are one nation”. He also highlighted the need for higher degree of border coordination between Pakistan and Afghanistan and security cooperation to ensure peace.
Gen Bajwa was briefed in details about security situation and recent terrorist incidents. He interacted with local tribal elders and representatives of the sit-in. After offering prayer for those martyred, COAS expressed his grief on loss of precious lives.