RAWALPINDI: Without mentioning name of Indian Prime Minister who had been advocating for isolating Pakistan, army chief General Qamar Bajwa said that those who wish to isolate Pakistan should see how it is actually valued and honoured by its global friends.

He made these remarks while addressing foreign delegates participating in the 2nd Pakistan Army Team Spirit Competition at the National Counter Terrorism Centre (NCTC) Pabbi near Mangla. The competition is being held from April 1-5, 2017.

“Terrorism is affecting the whole world and requires collective response approach,” the army chief was quoted as saying by the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). “Pakistan is a peace loving country and has significantly contributed towards peace and stability.”

He said the world acknowledged Pakistan’s efforts in this regard. “Your presence here is the evidence,” he said, referring to the 10 foreign teams from China, Indonesia, Jordon, Malaysia, Maldives, Myanmar, Srilanka, Turkey, Thailand and UK armies, which are participating in the event.

According to the military’s media wing, the competition is aimed at testing survival skills and physical endurance spread over 72 hours and includes 23 field events focusing on counter-terrorism operations.