"Peace has returned to Pakistan and its future is prosperous. The International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) could never have defeated Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan without Pakistan's support", he added.
Ghafoor also said Pakistan provided ISAF with all logistic and intelligence support to overcome terrorism in Afghanistan and has proposed a bilateral border control pact with Afghanistan, to eliminate terrorism in the region.
"Pakistan, with significantly less resources achieved what the security forces in Afghanistan couldn't with all of their resources. The issues at the border can be improved through better coordination."
The DG indicated that Pakistan had successfully defeated terrorism through Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which was a joint military offensive conducted by the Pakistan armed forces against various militant groups such as the Taliban, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Haqqani Network to name a few.
"It was decided that the terrorists will not be allowed to flee to Afghanistan. [On the other hand] India is still active in [perpetrating terrorism] inside Pakistan." We have a perpetual security threat from the East, Ghafoor added.
The US on Tuesday made its stand clear that the aid to Pakistan has only been suspended not cut-off, as it wanted the country to take an aggressive approach in eliminating terrorism.
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