Islamabad: Pakistan army chief General Qamar Bajwa on Saturday said that those wishing to isolate Pakistan should see how it was actually “valued” by international community.
The world acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in combating terrorism, Gen Bajwa said while addressing foreign delegates participating in the second Pakistan Army Team Spirit competition at the National Counter Terrorism Centre here.
“Those who propagate to isolate Pakistan should see how Pakistan is actually valued and honoured by our global friends,” Bajwa said.
Ten foreign teams from China, Indonesia, Jordon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Thailand and the UK armies would participate in the event to be held from April 1-5, the army said in a statement.
“Your presence here is the evidence,” he said.
He said terrorism has been affecting the whole world and requires collective response approach.
“Pakistan is a peace-loving country and has significantly contributed towards peace and stability,” Bajwa said. The competition is aimed at testing survival skills and physical endurance spread over 72 hours and includes 23 field events focusing on counter-terrorism operations.
Bajwa’s remarks were apparently aimed at India which has been trying to isolate Pakistan on the issue of terrorism.