Dealing India, Afghanistan is priority for Pakistan Army chief

Photo of newly elected Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

Islamabad: Newly elected Pakistan Army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa today said that tackling India and Afghanistan and their new-found bonhomie will be a priority for him.

Gen Bajwa recently stamped his authority on the world’s sixth largest army by carrying out a major reshuffle. He has also changed the chief of Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief.
Usually the spy agency heads serve for three years but its current chief Lt. Gen. Rizwan Akhtar was replaced only two years into his tenure.

On his place Lt. Gen. Naveed Mukhtar has been appointed new chief of the spy agency, who previously headed the counter-terrorism wing of this agency.

According to Pakistan daily, most recently, at the Heart of Asia Conference in Amritsar, India, it was clear that Afghanistan has “joined India in trying to blame Pakistan for all its problems and to isolate it internationally.”

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