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CPEC benefits can be shared with Afghanistan: COAS

Army Chief stresses to resolve Kashmir, Palestine dispute|TheNewsTribe.com

BERLIN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif said a peaceful Afghanistan would open regional connectivity and China-Pakistan Economic Corridor benefits could be shared between the two countries Express Tribune reported.

“Practical steps are required to manage the Pak-Afghan border for the gainful conclusion of Operation Zarb-e-Azb,” said the army chief while addressing the South Asia Security Conference in Marshal Centre in Munich, Germany.

Further, the army chief said perpetual instability in Afghanistan has negatively affected the region. General Raheel insisted that peace and reconciliation in the neighbouring country was of vital importance for the whole region.

“It is essential for socio-economic development of Pakistan to address menace of extremism,” he added.