Armed Forces Not to Intervene in Politics: COAS

Wed Oct 05 2022
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WASHINGTON: Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa has categorically stated that armed forces have distanced themselves from politics and want to remain so.

He made these remarks at a lunch at the Pakistan Embassy in Washington.

The army chief assured that as promised earlier, he would be retiring in two months after the completion of his second three-year term.

He added that no nation can achieve its goals without a strong economy, and strengthening the economy should be the utmost priority of every nation.

According to the ISPR, Gen Bajwa called on retired General Lloyd James Austin III, Secretary of Defence; Jacob Jeremiah Sullivan, National Security Adviser; and Wendy Ruth Sherman, Deputy Secretary of State.

Matters of mutual of interest, regional security situation and bilateral cooperation in various fields were discussed during the meetings.

The army chief thanked the US officials for their support and assistance amid floods in Pakistan.

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