ISLAMABAD -UNS – Ambassadors of the various countries in Islamabad attended a briefing on Wednesday held under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Heads of Missions and ambassadors in Islamabad were briefed by civil and military leadership, including Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Foreign Secretary, Chief of General Staff (CGS), Director General Military Operations (DGMO) and Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The attendees were briefed on Pakistan s achievements and challenges in counter-terrorism efforts, and combating violent extremism; unprecedented escalations of Indian ceasefire violations at the LoC; and the gross Indian atrocities in the Indian occupied Kashmir.
Welcoming the participants, Khawaja Asif stated that the briefing was arranged to inform the diplomatic corps about the massive counter-terrorism efforts that Pakistan had undertaken in the last 16 years, more so the developments in the last 4 years. The diplomats were provided the details about the success of Operation Zarb-e-Azb and Radd-ul-Fassad which had eliminated terrorist presence in Pakistan. They were also briefed about the terrorist threat emanating from the safe havens and sanctuaries in Afghanistan, which is resulting in loss of human lives and damage to infrastructure in Pakistan.
Evidence of Indian involvement to destabilise regional peace
Details were also provided on how Indian belligerence and framing distracted Pakistan s counter terrorism efforts with RAW-NDS network actively working to undermine the internal stability. Ambassadors were shown evidence of an Indian campaign of unprecedented ceasefire violations, provocations and insinuations including terrorism in the form of IED attacks against innocent civilians on the Pakistan side of the working boundary.
The members of the diplomatic corps condoled the loss of human lives in the terrorist attack in Quetta yesterday.
The briefing by the civil and military leadership was appreciated by members of the diplomatic corps. The Chief of General Staff thanked them and informed the diplomatic corps that yesterday s terrorist attack had been traced back to Afghanistan.