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Ghafoor presses for stability, security in Afghanistan

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The (DG) of (ISPR) has reiterated that peace was a distant dream in unless stability and security were ensured there.

"There was no in before the war and our target is to take to the pre-war peaceful era," The Express Tribune quoted Ghafoor as saying.

The DG was optimistic about the country's future in terms of security, despite the recent tongue-lashings on

"Peace has returned to Pakistan and its future is prosperous. The (ISAF) could never have defeated in without Pakistan's support", he added.

Ghafoor also said Pakistan provided ISAF with all logistic and intelligence support to overcome in and has proposed a bilateral border control pact with Afghanistan, to eliminate 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 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] is still active in [perpetrating terrorism] inside Pakistan." We have a perpetual security threat from the East, Ghafoor added.

underscored on Thursday that Islamabad's "positive" contribution is imperative for the stability and security in Afghanistan.

The statement comes after US made a scathing remark against Pakistan on January 3 and accused it of lying and cheating while receiving billions in aid.

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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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 12:55 IST