COAS Stresses on Afghan Peace, Reconciliation

Stressing the need for revival of the reconciliation process in Afghanistan, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif has that peace and reconciliation are of vital importance for a larger settlement of issues in the country amid the hurdles it faces.

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COAS Stresses on Afghan Peace, Reconciliation

Addressing participants of the Asia Security Conference in Munich on Tuesday, he said perpetual instability in Afgh­anistan had telling affects on the region. The ISPR director general tweeted that the COAS highlighted the effects of the instability in Afghanistan and said the socio-economic conditions in Pakistan were being deeply affected, more so, when the country was opening up economic opportunities in the region.  

He called for practical steps for managing the Pakis­tan-Afghan borders, especially for gainful conclusion of the operation Zarb-i-Azb. He said that peaceful Afgh­a­n­istan could open regional connectivity and share the benefits of the China-Pakistan Eco­no­mic Corridor. Pakistan wou­ld be able to address extremism once socio-economic development took roots, he said.