COAS again calls for averting humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

By: News Desk      Published: 03:20 PM, 24 Nov, 2021
COAS again calls for averting humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan
COAS General Bajwa in a meeting with UK Special Representative on Afghanistan Nigel Casey

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has once again called for global efforts to avert a humanitarian crisis in neighbouring Afghanistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

This he said in a meeting with Mr Nigel Casey, Director to Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran for Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) and UK’s Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan (SRAP) who called on him at the General Headquarters (GHQ) on Wednesday, said a statement released by the ISPR.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interest, regional security situation including the recent developments in Afghanistan were discussed.

The COAS said that Pakistan values UK's role in global and regional affairs and Pakistan looks forward to enhance the bilateral bilateral relationship.

The COAS also reiterated the need for global convergence on Afghanistan for avoiding humanitarian crisis and coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people.

General Bajwa re-emphasized that “Peace in Afghanistan means peace in Pakistan". 

The visiting dignitary appreciated Pakistan's role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management, role in regional stability and pledged to play his part for further improvement in diplomatic cooperation with Pakistan at all levels.

Separately, Commander Qatar Emiri Naval Force Major General Abdullah Bin Hassan Al Sulaiti called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa at GHQ on Wednesday.

According to the ISPR press release, matters of mutual and professional interest and regional security situation were discussed during the meeting.

Gen Bajwa said that Pakistan values its brotherly relations with Qatar and Pakistan Army also looks forward for enhanced defence and security cooperation with Qatar Armed Forces. The COAS emphasized that for regional peace and stability there is a need for global convergence on Afghanistan with coordinated efforts for economic uplift of the Afghan people.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged the professionalism of Pakistan Armed Forces and vowed to enhance cooperation in various fields. He also appreciated Pakistan's role in Afghan situation, special efforts for border management and role in regional stability.