COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa. - A file photo

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa called opening of Kirtarpur Corridor a step towards regional peace.

A statement issued here by Inter Services Public Relations stated that the army chief said, “It’s a step towards peace which our region needs. Barbed wire at borders is measure by a sovereign state to check / deny illegal crossings. Corridors & Gates are for legal peaceful visitors. So is the case for all our neighbors”

Commenting on India media coverage of the opening ceremony, the DG ISPR twetted, “Indian media taking a myopic view is selectively showing Mr. Gopal Chawla meeting COAS. Army Chief met all guests at the venue irrespective of identity. A peace initiative should not be subjected to propaganda.”