ISPR: (Pakistan, ISAF coordinating in Afghanistan: ISPR)

ISLAMABAD: Director General Inter Services Public Relations, Major General Asif Ghafoor has said that India has been engaged to destabilize Pakistan through subversive activities and arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav has vindicated our stance.

In an interview with a private news channel, he said we are facing a perpetual security threat from the Eastern side and added that India would not like to see Pakistan’s efforts getting succeed against terrorism.

Replying a question, DG ISPR said Indian occupation forces have carried out more than 1300 ceasefire violations along the Line of Control and the Working Boundary in 2016.

He said complete peace in Afghanistan is imperative for peace in the region and lasting peace in the region is linked with the situation in Afghanistan.

He said Pakistan has a good coordination with International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Afghanistan and we can achieve peace through effective coordination.

He said Pakistan Army played a commendable role in the war against terrorism and eliminated terrorists from its soil including Swat and FATA through effective operations.

The military spokesman said the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad is an intelligence based operation and Pakistan will continue this operation till elimination of last terrorist in the country. He said despite all challenges, Pakistan is heading towards peace and all this shows that Pakistanis are a resilient nation.

He said National Action Plan is a comprehensive plan to eradicate terrorism and extremism from the country and the civil and military leadership is committed to combat these menaces.

To a question, Major General Asif Ghafoor said that peace in Balochistan is also imperative for the protection of the projects of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said Pakistan has taken effective steps to secure the border with Iran and border communication between the two countries is improving speedily.