Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif meets top US Senators

Pakistan Army chief meets top US Senators, discussed the regional security, Afghanistan and action against terrorists.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 20, 2015, 03:02 AM IST

Washington: Pakistan Army chief Gen Raheel Sharif on Thursday met key members of the US Senate armed services and intelligence committees, during which they discussed the regional security, Afghanistan and action against terrorists.

In his meeting with members of the Senate Intelligence Committee Senators Richard Burr and Dianne Feinstein, Gen Sharif claimed that Pakistan Army's perseverance and commitment had degraded militant Networks in Pakistan.

Leadership of International Committee acknowledged that Pakistan has turned tide of terrorism and assured Gen Sharif of the US support and cooperation in eradicating terrorism and extremism, ISPR spokesman Director-General ISPR Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa, said in a series of tweets.

Sharif emphasized that terrorism is a global threat and warrants coordinated global response, Bajwa said.

The meeting with Senate Armed Services Committee was led by Chairman Senator John McCain, who according to Bajwa appreciated efforts, sacrifices and steadfastness of Pakistan's Armed Forces, specially Sharif's leadership in fighting terrorist Network on both sides of Pak-Afghan border.

Appreciating longstanding Pak-US defense cooperation, McCain emphasized need to further reinforce this partnership in view of emerging developments.

With clear regional security perspective, Gen Sharif "highlighted need for stepped up Pak-Afghan border management and sustained cooperation to deal with emerging threats," Bajwa said.