Pakistan joins quadrilateral group to counter terrorism


Pakistan, along with three other regional member states, joined on Wednesday the Quadrilateral Cooperation and Coordination Mechanism (QCCM) to counter terrorism.

According to the media military wing, the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the group includes armed forces of Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and Tajikistan, which have agreed to establish the QCCM in order to coordinate and provide mutual support against terrorism.

These countries’ armed forces will help one another in countering terrorism, clue verification, intelligence sharing, capacity building and joint training exercises.

Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif, Afghan army chief Qadam Shah, head of Tajikistan Army Major General E A Cobidrzoda and Chief of Joint Staff Department of Central Military Commission General Fang Fenghui were present on the occasion.

The participants unanimously agreed that terrorism and extremism were serious threats to regional stability, reiterating to cooperate for tackling them for peace and stability of all member countries.

Earlier during the day, the COAS held meetings with Chief of General Staff Gen Fang of People Liberation Army. He discussed military to military relations, bilateral security cooperation, as well as all dimensions of long-term CPEC security.

General Raheel also held separate meetings with Xinkiang province Party Secretary Zhang Chun Xian.

He also witnessed counter-terrorism exercise in Ku’erla (Korla), a training base of People Liberation Army.

“Exercise encompassed an effective neutralisation of a terrorists’ base in a remote mountainous region employing all the modern aerial and ground equipment and gadgets,” the military’s media wing said.


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