No organized presence of any terror outfit in Pakistan: FO

06 Jul, 2017 4:11 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria has on Thursday said that there is no organized presence of any terror outfit including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat-ul Ahrar, Daesh and al Qaeda on Pakistani land.

Addressing his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that the allegations about presence of Haqqani network in tribal areas are mere rhetoric. This is only aimed at putting the blame of its own failures on Pakistan.

The spokesman said that the killing of a number of commanders of Haqqani network in Afghanistan clearly indicate that the group is based in Afghanistan and not operating from Pakistan.

He maintained that as result of effective counter terrorism operations, the terrorists are on the run and their infrastructure has been dismantled. This is also manifested in improved security situation in the country

Nafees Zakaria said that during the visit of the US delegation headed by Senator McCain, matters pertaining to Afghanistan were also discussed, adding that Pakistan believes in an Afghan led and Afghan owned peace process. Peace and stability in Afghanistan has direct bearing on peace and stability in Pakistan.

He went on to say that Pakistan is ready to assist in all efforts aimed at bringing peace to the neighboring country, however, India on the other hand is part of problem in Afghanistan and it does not want peace prevailing in the country. He said the people of Pakistan are the most sincere friends of Afghanistan.

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