Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has urged the United States to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war against terrorism.
“We are not looking for any material or financial assistance from US but trust, understanding and acknowledgment of our contributions,” the army chief said during a meeting with US Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale, who called on him on Wednesday.
Matters of professional interest with special focus on security situation in Afghanistan were discussed during the meeting.
Peace in Afghanistan is in the national interest of Pakistan, Gen Bajwa told the American envoy, adding that the stability in the war-torn country is as important as for any other country.
The COAS highlighted the importance Pakistan accorded to its relations with US, particularly security cooperation and efforts towards regional stability. “Pakistan has undertaken operations against terrorists of all hue and colour,” he said.
Ambassador Hale, on the occasion, said the US values Pakistan’s contribution to the war against terrorism.