August 20, Pakistani Army Chief of Staff Bajwa said in an invitation speech at the Pakistan Military Academy that Pakistan hoped the Taliban would honour their commitments to the international community on women and human rights and would not allow Afghan land to be used against any other country, local media reported.
General Bajwa said Pakistan’s desire for peace in its own country and region is reflected in Pakistan’s sincere efforts to resolve decades-long conflict in its neighbors.
“We have clearly and repeatedly called on the international community to play a role in building an inclusive and just Afghan political process and in economic support for Afghanistan,” he stressed. ”
General Bajwa noted that Pakistan has hosted more than 3 million Afghan refugees over the past four years, despite the enormous costs of instability in Afghanistan and its own economic challenges.
General Bajwa reiterated that Pakistan will continue to play a role in peace and stability in Afghanistan, which is urgently needed throughout the region, and in particular for the Afghans themselves.