ISPR director general affirms commitment to peace amid security challenges.

Major General Ahmad Sharif Chaudhry, the Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), emphasized on Tuesday that establishing peace within the country remains the topmost priority for Pakistan’s security forces, who are determined to eradicate terrorism from the nation.

Addressing a press conference, Maj-Gen Ahmad Sharif Chaudhry highlighted Pakistan’s enduring struggle against terrorism, noting the significant sacrifices made by the army, including the loss of numerous soldiers. He reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to regional peace efforts.

The DG ISPR underscored Pakistan’s longstanding support for Afghan refugees, emphasizing the nation’s assistance to both refugees and the interim Afghan government at the international level.

Regarding security challenges originating from across the border, particularly from Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Maj-Gen Chaudhry pointed out evidence indicating that terrorist attacks within Pakistan were being orchestrated from Afghan territory.

Despite the repatriation of a significant number of Afghan refugees, Maj-Gen Chaudhry highlighted Pakistan’s continued hosting of millions of refugees. He also addressed the recent terrorist attack on a checkpost in North Waziristan, expressing condolences for the soldiers who lost their lives in the incident.

Maj-Gen Chaudhry further detailed a tragic incident on March 26, attributing the planning of the Dasu Dam attack to elements operating from Afghanistan. He identified the perpetrator of the attack as an Afghan national, emphasizing the need for cooperation in addressing cross-border security challenges.