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World needs to stand with Pakistan in terror war, says COAS

By our correspondents
June 22, 2016

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Tuesday said the world needs to stand with Pakistan till the dividends of sacrifices in the war against terrorism are fully realised.

The army chief met German Foreign Minister Frank Walter Steinmeier at the German Foreign Ministry. Discussions focused on bilateralism, regional security and peace in region, the ISPR said.

The German foreign minister acknowledged Pakistan’s contribution in the war against terrorism and regional peace. He said Germany understands Pakistan’s challenges and assured full support for Pakistan’s efforts for stability and peace in the region.

The COAS also held an interactive session in the Koerber Foundation, a renowned think tank in Berlin. Objective and candid discourse on the country’s environment and security issues was held on the occasion.

The army chief explained in detail the challenges faced by Pakistan and contribution towards peace and stability in the region. He said Pakistan is successfully moving towards the closure of the Operation Zarb-e-Azb. He said the army has cleared the entire Fata region up to borders and also busted terrorist linkages and networks.

“We have sacrificed immensely more than any other nation. The world needs to stand by us till dividends are fully realised,” General Raheel said.He said terrorism has morphed into a global phenomenon and warrants global response in order to effectively win synergy by all required.