‘Pakistan fought world’s biggest war against terrorism’


LONDON, Sep 9 (TNS): Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee General Zubair Mahmood has said that Pakistan has fought the world’s biggest war against terrorism, adding that important countries want Pakistan’s assistance for training purposes.

The CJCSC was addressing a ceremony organised by World Congress for Overseas Pakistanis in London on Friday where he reflected on various subjects such as the relations between the UK and Pakistan and peace in Afghanistan.

He said that he’s grateful for British forces’ support to Pakistan and its army.

Terrorism was defeated with the help of people, he said. On the subject of neighbouring Afghanistan, Gen Mahmood said that peaceful Afghanistan is in Pakistan’s best interest.

CJCSC Mahmood said that the solution to Afghanistan crisis is only through negotiation and not war.

He also mentioned the ongoing atrocities in occupied Kashmir saying that they are ‘unacceptable’. He said that world should have to do justice with the people of Kashmir.

The CJCSC said that the country’s economy has benefited from the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project, adding that Pakistan can become world’s 10th biggest economy by 2050.

Lord Nazir Ahmed, a member of The House of Lords, Lord Qurban, Sajjad Karim, member EU Parliament, Syed Ibn-e-Abbas, Pakistan High Commissioner, Qamar Raza, chairman World Congress for Overseas Pakistanis, were also present on the occasion.