General Public is requested to report any suspicious activity in Punjab, Balochistan and Sind regarding terrorists at universal no 1135 and for KPK at 1125. These numbers can be dialed directly without any code from mobile or PTCL No. COMCENTCOM called on COAS  at GHQ. Visiting Gen supported COAS' views on inclusive recon in Afg thru an Afg Owned & Afg Led process. #COAS Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa rejects self defeating claims by Indian COAS about 'so called surgical strikes' and its possible recurrence. "Pakistan Armed Forces are fully geared to respond to any aggression by India" COAS. (@OfficialDGISPR)

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Rawalpindi - January 16, 2017: 

General Joseph L. Votel, Commander US CENTCOM, called on General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee at Joint Staff Headquarters, Rawalpindi. Matters of mutual interest with emphasis on geo-strategic environment were discussed during the meeting.

Commander CENTCOM acknowledged the role played by the Pakistan Armed Forces in fighting the menace of terrorism.


Press Release
Rawalpindi - January 16, 2017: 

General Joseph L. Votel, Commander United States Central Command (US CENTCOM) called on General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) at GHQ today. Matters of mutual professional interest with special focus on security situation in Afghanistan were discussed.

COAS highlighted the importance of Pakistan accords to its relations with US, particularly cooperation in counter-terrorism and regional stability. COAS said that Pakistan supports and looks forward to an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process. With reference to recent terrorist incidents in Afghanistan and follow-up rhetoric from certain factions implicating Pakistan, COAS said that blame game is detrimental to enduring peace and stability. COAS highlighted that Pakistan has undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour and there are no safe heavens inside Pakistan to be used against Afghanistan. He expressed his commitment to work in close coordination with Afghanistan and US-led Resolute Support Mission (RSM) for improved security environment in Pakistan-Afghanistan border region. In this regard, he emphasised requirement of Pak-Afghan border security and intelligence sharing mechanisms.

The visiting dignitary acknowledged and appreciated Pakistan Army’s successes in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for bringing peace and stability in the region.

General Joseph L. Votel emphasised the need for continued and meaningful engagement between all stakeholders involved in peace and stability for Afghanistan. He supported the views of the Army Chief on inclusive reconciliation in Afghanistan through an Afghan owned and Afghan-led process.

Earlier on arrival at General Headquarters (GHQ), a smartly turned out contingent of Pakistan Army presented Guard of Honor to the visiting dignitary. General Joseph L. Votel also laid a floral wreath at Yadgar-e-Shuhada to pay homage to martyrs.

A dinner is also being hosted by COAS Bajwa in honour of Commander CENTCOM later in Monday evening.


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