Pakistan wants US to stay in Afghanistan until peace is achieved: DG ISPR

Maj Gen Ghafoor says al Qaeda could never be defeated without Pakistan's assistance

News Desk October 16, 2018
Maj Gen Ghafoor says al Qaeda could never be defeated without Pakistan's assistance. PHOTO: SCREEN GRAB

Pakistan thinks that the US forces must stay in Afghanistan till complete peace is achieved in the war-torn country, Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor has said.

Maj Gen Ghafoor arrived in the United Kingdom last week as part of a military delegation headed by army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Peace in Afghanistan is imperative for lasting peace in Pakistan and the region, spokesperson of the military's media wing said in an address at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

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Maj Gen Ghafoor highlighted that the al Qaeda could never be defeated without Pakistan's assistance. He noted that terror activities had marginally decreased in the wake of Pakistan Army's operations.

The world, he added, should thank Pakistan for eliminating terrorism. Pakistan has numerous sacrifices for achieving peace in the region. The DG also said that terrorists who were against women's education had targeted Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai.

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Afghani | 1 year ago | Reply | Recommend No worries. The U.S is going to stay in Afghanistan forever.
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