Pakistan’s former army chief General (r) Raheel Sharif said 2016 was a witness to a considerable decrease in terrorism and that “intelligence sharing is an important component of the strategy to counter terrorism.”
Sharif was speaking at World Economic Forum (WEF) titled “Terrorism in the digital age”, he said: “Terrorism is a global issue and the global community will have to get united if it wants to defeat terrorism.”
Talking about the accomplishments of Pakistan Army in combating terrorism, he said the military cleared an area of 8,000km after recapturing it from militant control. He notified the gathering that tens of thousands of affected people were rehabilitated in the area.
Raheel Sharif went on to say that terrorism has become “gangrene for the world”. He further added that terrorism has evolved into much-sophisticated tactics and use of ground realties and intelligence sharing could be a crucial strategy to counter it.
Pakistan bears tragedies like the Army Public School (APS) because of this terrorism, he added. “However, we cannot take such negative measures against terrorists like they do.