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China’s Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs Meets Gen. Bajwa

Rawalpindi (November 17, 2017): H.E Mr Deng Xijun, Special Envoy on Afghan Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, People’s Republic of China called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Inter Services Public Relations said Friday.

According to ISPR, matters of mutual interest including regional security issues with particular emphasis on Pak-Afghan border management and counter terrorism efforts were discussed during the meeting.

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The visiting dignitary appreciated and acknowledged Pakistan Army’s contributions and Pakistan’s sacrifices in war against terrorism.

Before that, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa visited the Rawalpindi Corps headquarter on Friday and stressed the soldiers to always keep Professional readiness particularly at Line of Control and Eastern border.

According to the details, Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday visited Headquarters Rawalpindi Corps and said that there cannot be any let up in the Army’s preparedness and response against the perpetual threat on the eastern border, said a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).

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Military media wing ISPR said in its release that he was briefed regarding the situation at LoC. Army chief also apprised the professional readiness of the military.

Bajwa also expressed satisfaction at the operational preparedness of the troops deployed along the Line of Control (LoC) and was given a detailed briefing on the prevalent condition along the area.

The army chief also expressed satisfaction at the response given to ceasefire violations (CFV) by Indian troops, added ISPR.The army chief was received by Lieutenant General Nadeem Raza, Corps Commander 10 Corps on his arrival at Corps HQ.

Earlier in November, the army chief and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited the LoC and condemned the unprofessional approach, of targetting civilians residing in the area, by Indian forces and reiterated that Pakistan would continue to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people for their struggle.PM Abbasi, COAS Visit LoC, Martyrs’ FamiliesIncidents of firing from across the border have increased after the right-wing government of Narendra Modi came to power and has caused significant material and human loss. Indian forces have used medium and heavy weapons in recent times to target the civilian population of AJK.

In a press conference held on October 5, the military spokesperson said the border is “unsafe because of India’s inappropriate reactions”.

Talking about the increasing number of ceasefire violations by Indian forces, Ghafoor said the current year has witnessed the highest number of violations when compared to previous years.He added India has paid a price for firing incidents and will continue to do so if India does not act with restraint.

“Threats from India are perpetual. We are a peaceful country and we do not want war with them, but we will defend ourselves fully and have the capability to do so.”

“Unlike India, we cannot fire indiscriminately as there are Kashmiri brothers on the other side as well, so when there are casualties on that side, it is soldiers and infrastructure. But war is not the solution, so we are talking to them at all levels to stop this.”

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