Islamabad, Aug. 20 (PTI): Pakistan must ensure that its soil is not used for any terrorist attack against its neighbours, a top American general has said.
US Central Command commander Gen. Joseph Votel conveyed the message to Islamabad during a visit last week. This was his third visit to Pakistan as commander.
During the visit, he called on Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, defence minister Khurram Dastgir, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff committee Gen. Zubair Hayat and chief of army staff Gen. Qamar Javed Bajwa.
"In his discussions with Pakistani leaders, he emphasised that all parties must work to ensure that Pakistani soil is not used to plan or conduct terrorist attacks against its neighbours," the US embassy here said in a statement.
Gen. Votel also underlined the need to further strengthen US and Pakistani military-to-military relations as the two nations work together to ensure greater regional security and stability.