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Terrorism can’t be defeated by closing eyes to duties, says COAS

June 17, 2017

RAWALPINDI: Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday said that terrorism could not be defeated by closing eyes to one's own responsibilities and resorting to throwing blames outside as being done by some players in the region.

He was addressing the participants of the National Security and War Course at the National Defence University, Islamabad. Highlighting the internal and external challenges to national security, the chief of the army staff said the full spectrum of threat demands comprehensive national response and the army is fully engaged in enabling that response in coordination with other institutions of the state.

The COAS said that terrorism has no religion, sect or ethnicity. Pakistan has fought against this menace indiscriminately and shall root it out through the ongoing operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said while quoting the army chief.

He said that Pakistan Army is committed to defence and security of the country and shall continue to perform with support of the people of Pakistan. Earlier, on arrival at the NDU, the COAS was received by President NDU Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar.

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