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Afghan media delegation visited ISPR office

08 April, 2017

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RAWALPINDI: A thirteen-member Afghan media delegation - currently on a trip to Pakistan -visited the Inter-Services Public Relation (ISPR) office on Friday, where it was given a briefing by Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on the Pak-Afghan border situation.

According to a statement issued by the ISPR, the main objective of the interaction was to let the Afghan media know about the efforts made by Pakistan in the war against terrorism.

The director general of the military's media wing shared with Afghan and local journalists the details of a meeting between Afghan Defence Attache at the United Kingdom with Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa during his visit to the UK. The army chief, while expressing his views, said that every Afghan was dear to him, just like every Pakistani, the ISPR DG said in a statement.

"Every Afghan is dear to me as every Pakistani, I am as hurt for every Afghan who is a victim of terrorism as much as I am for every Pakistani", the statement quoted the COAS as saying,

The delegation also visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of States and Frontier Regions, Ministry of Commerce, Higher Education Commission and the FC Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Headquarters. The delegation was briefed by heads of ministries that they visited.

The visit is expected to enable the visiting media delegation in better understanding of Pakistan's perspective and efforts for bringing peace and stability to the region. It was concluded that menace of terrorism had affected both the countries and necessitated greater cooperation based on mutual trust rather than blame game.

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