China’s Vice FM visits GHQ, meets CJCSC

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RAWALPINDI: China s Vice Foreign Minister (FM) Sun Weidong on Monday visited General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi and held a meeting with Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Gen Sahir Shamshad Mirza, ARY News reported quoting military s media wing.

According to Inter-Services Public Relations, matter pertaining to bilateral defense cooperation, regional and international security issues were discussed during the meeting between Chinese Vice FM and CJCSC Gen Sahir Shamshad.

Read More: China lauds Pakistan s efforts towards regional peace, stability

Earlier in the day, China acknowledged Pakistan s efforts towards regional peace and stability and also conveyed its satisfaction on security arrangements for China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects.

The acknowledgment came during a meeting between China s Vice Foreign Minister (FM) Sun Weidong and Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir at General Headquarter (GHQ).

The Chinese Vice FM s visit came after after Pakistan struck terrorist hideouts in Iran s Sistan-Baluchestan province, less than 48 hours after Iran violated its airspace.

According to a statement issued by the military s media affairs wing, “hideouts used by terrorist organisations namely Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) and Balochistan Liberation Front (BLF)” were struck in an intelligence-based operation codenamed Marg Bar Sarmachar .

“The targeted hideouts were being used by notorious terrorists including Dosta alias Chairman, Bajjar alias Soghat, Sahil alias Shafaq, Asghar alias Basham and Wazir alias Wazi, amongst others,” it added.

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Pakistan Armed Forces remain in a perpetual state of readiness to ensure safety of Pakistan citizens against acts of terrorism, ISPR added.

Meanwhile, Iran s IRNA news agency reported that nine people were killed in the attack targeting a village in the city of Saravan, with Iranian Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi saying all the dead “were foreign nationals”.

 

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