General Qamar Javed Bajwa, The Chief of Army Staff said that Pakistan will not give airbases to the US if the government has decided against it.
As per details, The COAS was responding to questions posed by political leaders who had attended a military and intelligence briefing to parliamentarians on national security and the Afghanistan situation.
When first questioned on the military’s position on the matter, The Army Chief General Bajwa said that “You should have put this question to the government. Why have you asked this from me?”
The COAS said that the government in saying no base would be given to the US.
It must be noted that Pakistan has openly refused to give military bases to the United States for operations inside Afghanistan after the withdrawal of foreign forces from the war-torn country.
Washington had requested Islamabad’s help to keep a check on the situation in Afghanistan and stop it from falling into the hands of terrorists.
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