25 July 2017

News Story: Pakistan army slams efforts in U.S. to undermine anti-terror role

ISLAMABAD, July 24 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa Monday conveyed his serious concern to visiting top American general in Afghanistan General John Nicholson about the efforts in the U.S. to "undermine Pakistan's contributions towards war on terror."

The visit of General Nicholson, Commander Resolute Support Mission (RSM) and US Forces in Afghanistan, met the Pakistan Army Chief days after Pentagon decided to withhold 50 million U.S. dollars of the coalition support fund (CSF).

The U.S. media reported last week Defense Secretary James Mattis informed the Congress that he could not certify Pakistan has taken sufficient action against the Taliban-affiliated Haqqani Network.

"The COAS (Chief of the Army Staff) raised concern over the blame game perpetrated by some quarters in Afghanistan and USA to undermine Pakistan's contributions towards war on terror," the military said after the U.S. commander met General Bajwa at the army headquarters in Rawalpindi.

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