London- The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Raheel Sharif today said that the National Action Plan (NAP) was comprehensive enough to address extremism and terrorism in the long term, adding that the Pakistan Army was cooperating with the government for implementing the NAP.

The Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa, said in his tweets that the COAS, who is on an official visit to the United Kingdom, visited the International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS).

During his address at the IISS, General Raheel said that the Operation Zarb-e-Azb was making good progress, adding that there were no favorites, and all terrorists without any discrimination were being targeted. He said that Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Afghanistan were improving, and work was in progress for stability in the region.

The army chief said that the Kashmir dispute has to be resolved for long-term peace and stability in the region. Pakistan wants peace but with dignity and honor. He said the world needs to understand Pakistan’s internal environment. Pakistan’s cooperation with the UK in security, social sector is growing. The international community should help in dignified resettlement of internally displaced persons (IDPs) of North Waziristan Agency.