ISLAMABAD Pakistan has suffered maximum in terms of human and economic losses due to terrorism and violent extremism, but it has not dented the resolve of the nation and its armed forces to fight and eliminate terrorism in accordance with national interests. Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Monday, said this while talking to a group of foreign correspondents on his return from Brussels, where he had participated in the conference of NATO commanders on special invitation. According ISPR, the COAS said he had conveyed the concerns, challenges, contributions and constraints of Pakistan in its fight against terrorists. He said he had highlighted the key issues of the conflict that needed to be fully understood and addressed. He drew the attention of the forum towards sacrifices made by the people of Pakistan and its armed forces, due to the effect of 'Blow Back. He said that his country had no interest in controlling Afghanistan, launching a robust defence of its frequently criticised efforts to combat extremist groups. While referring to Afghanistan, Gen Kayani said, Our objective is to have peaceful, stable and friendly Afghanistan. We cannot wish for Afghanistan anything that we dont wish for Pakistan. He reaffirmed that geography, culture and history could neither be separated nor wished away. Our operations in 2009 had helped improving the situation in Afghanistan in terms of squeezing of spaces, better control of areas and continuous logistic flow, Gen Kayani informed. The COAS identified five fundamentals that helped in turning the tide and must not be lost sight of for future operations. In his words, these fundamentals include public opinion, media support, armys capability and resolve. 'Our war was not 'the US war and a comprehensive strategy based on four different phases namely clear, hold, build and transfer. For the way forward, he said the fundamentals should remain strong and intact, short and long-term interests be reconciled, strategic direction should be maintained and coordination be effect-based. The COAS said that he informed the NATO commanders that Pakistans strategic paradigm needed to be fully realised. We are the second largest Muslim nation in the world located in a strategic region defined by competing interests and civilisational cross roads, with a prolonged history of conflict. We have 3 million Afghan refugees. At present, our operations are in a transitory phase (from hold to build); we must consolidate our gains and fully stabilise the areas secured, lest they should fall back to terrorists. Constraints of capability to absorb and operate, limited cutting edge counter-intelligence/counter-terrorism capability and limited budgetary space should be factored in, he added. Gen Kayani said that Pakistan had contributed to bring peace and stability in Afghanistan. We have the will and resolve to overcome the menace of terrorism in our country and we have the public support.