The Military Chief gave these remarks throughout assembly with US Ambassador David Hale on the Common Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi in the present day.
In keeping with ISPR, the scenario arising after US drone strike in Balochistan on 22 Might 2016 got here below dialogue in the course of the assembly.
Whereas expressing his severe issues over the stated drone strike, Common Raheel stated such acts of sovereignty violations are detrimental to relations between each nations and are counter-productive for ongoing peace course of for regional stability.
He burdened that Pakistan’s efforts, successes and sacrifices in battle in opposition to terrorism have been unparalleled.
Earlier in the present day, Afghan Taliban official confirmed that their chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed within the Might 22 drone assault in Balochistan.
“The chief of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and commander of devoted, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, was martyred, in a US drone strike in… Pakistan’s Balochistan province,” the assertion stated, within the insurgents’ first affirmation of his demise.
The Afghan Taliban additionally introduced Haibatullah Akhundzada as their new chief.
“Haibatullah Akhundzada has been appointed as the brand new chief of the Islamic Emirate (Taliban) after a unanimous settlement within the shura (supreme council), and all of the members of shura pledged allegiance to him,” the insurgents stated in a press release.
It added that Sirajuddin Haqqani, an implacable foe of US forces, and Mullah Yakoub, the son of Taliban founder Mullah Omar, have been appointed his deputies.
US President Barack Obama, who authorised the drone strikes, had confirmed the demise Monday. He stated Mansour had rejected efforts “to significantly interact in peace talks”, including that direct negotiations with the Afghan authorities have been the one method to finish the attritional battle.
Mansour’s killing is a significant blow to the militant motion simply 9 months after he was formally appointed chief following a bitter energy wrestle upon the affirmation of founder Mullah Omar’s demise.