Non-state actors complicating internal security situation: General Raheel

Army chief visits IDEAS 2014 in Karachi, says solving Kashmir issue is necessary for maintaining peace in the region


Web Desk/web Desk December 04, 2014

KARACHI: With Pakistan Army fighting militants in North Wazirisitan, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif on Thursday said presence of non-state elements in Pakistan has complicated the internal security situation, Express News reported.  

Addressing the eighth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS) 2014 in Karachi, the COAS said solving Kashmir issue was necessary for maintaining peace in the region.

Speaking about the terror threats faced by Pakistan, General Raheel said the current conflict mechanisms were unable to handle them.

“The forces of disorder have threatened the traditional structures of order,” the army chief added.

Discussing the international security situation, he said the world was already aware that the security cannot be ensured by securing the borders alone.

"Pakistani nation is very brave and we have to work for the protection of our vision," General Raheel added.

During his visit on the fourth day of the exhibition, General Raheel visited stalls of defence equipments and exchanged views with foreign delegates at the Expo Centre.

The army chief was accompanied by Pakistan Navy and Pakistan Air Force chiefs.

The exhibition showcased defence equipment including aircraft, tanks, ammunition, APCs and ship building and communications-related equipment of 77 Pakistani firms.

Various foreign firms also displayed products specific to Pakistan’s challenges.

Around 256 defense equipment manufacturers took part in IDEAS 2014.

Concerted efforts have rendered terrorists ineffective

Corps Commander Karachi Lt General Navid Mukhtar said terrorism is a long-term challenge and everyone needs to work together to resolve the underlying causes of terrorism and problems being faced in Karachi.

“Through concerted efforts, thousands of terrorists have been rendered ineffective and their networks disrupted,” he added, while addressing IDEAS 2014.

COMMENTS (17)

Leela4fun | 7 years ago | Reply

Which non-state actors. Please be more specific. I see a contradiction in what Sartaj Aziz said.

Gurion | 7 years ago | Reply

Non-state actors complicating internal security situation

Pakistan being the "non-state"....

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