Afghan elements perpetrating terror in Pakistan: PM

Published: January 24, 2016
A file photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PID

A file photo of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: PID

ISLAMABAD: Days after the Bacha Khan University attack in Charsadda, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said elements in Afghanistan are carrying out terror attacks in Pakistan.

“We did not accuse anyone after Charsadda attack; however, cross-border terrorism must stop,” the premier said while speaking to media in London on Sunday.

In response to a question regarding the Pathankot attack, the prime minister said he “personally asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide us intelligence and we will investigate it.”

We are working on leads and will soon bring the investigation before media, added the premier.

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Regarding the continuing National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism, Nawaz said the government was implementing it across the country but admitted progress had often been slow.

“In certain areas of NAP the progress is slow, but in many other areas work has been started,” he said.

The prime minister added that Pakistan supported peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“The quadrilateral group is working to bring back peace in Afghanistan as the only way out to the Afghan conflict is through dialogue.”

In response to another question, the PM said Pakistan took the decision to mediate in the Saudi-Iran conflict by itself, which was lauded by world leaders.

“Effects of the mediation will soon be visible to everyone,” he added.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Dong
    Jan 24, 2016 - 8:02PM

    Atleast we are mature enough to restrain ourselves from accusing others without any investigation. Unlike our neighbors who start crying like children. Recommend

  • Vaidyanathan
    Jan 24, 2016 - 8:18PM

    PM pakistan is sincere in his efforts. If he is given free hand he can eradicate terrorism from the soils of pakistan. Whether anybody will listen Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Jan 24, 2016 - 8:37PM

    And the junkets never ends on the tax payers back and the people wonder why are they being fleeced by this man who himself is multi-billionaire and could afford his private sojourn to London. Some one pointed out to me that he is taking care of his property and business so don’t blame him. Any other leader will be visiting Charsadda to console the bereaved families but not him or Zardari. Remember when floods were devastating Pakistan and people were killed by the thousands while the President of Pakistan was vacationing in France and London. Pakistan is so unfortunate to have a leaders like Zardari and Sharifs. Why could not have we produced another leader like Mr.Jinnah who looked after the country and the people instead of taking care of himself and his family. These so called leaders just don’t care and has become so calloused that few more graves of the children does not matter to them. Pakistanis are tired of their rhetoric, is there any one who really cares what is happening to our children. We send our children and grand children to go to schools and colleges for education and expect them come home safe but instead they are being massacred by these murderous thugs who are still roaming around the country. Funny if some of their kids and grand kids get to be the victims of these terrorists, things might change for the rest of the country and it’s citizens but they have bullet proof vehicles and hundreds of police guarding them. When would the nation ever wake up from this long slumber.Recommend

  • Ajaya K Dutt
    Jan 24, 2016 - 8:55PM

    Pakistan should work with “Good” Taliban to neutralize these “Bad” Taliban. Afghanistan and Nato do not control the area where these guys are sheltered. Recommend

  • Azi
    Jan 24, 2016 - 10:44PM

    After 3 days he found the courage to speak but still not utter indias name. I just cant believe we have people in this country that keep electing him over and over again after seeing his performance every term.

    If metro buses and motorway is good enough for you people with daily sacrifice of country’s children and army’s martyrs then no wonder we are all suffering this curse.Recommend

  • BlackHat
    Jan 24, 2016 - 11:02PM

    “… … cross-border terrorism must stop,” the premier said. When did Nawaz Sherrif become PM of india?Recommend

  • al
    Jan 25, 2016 - 12:09AM

    What a dumb guy. US and Modi accusing you, why dont you answer back. Tell Obama about the indian and afghan terrorism.Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jan 25, 2016 - 12:45AM

    So India accusing Pakistan and Pakistan accusing Afghanistan.Recommend

  • Vikram
    Jan 25, 2016 - 3:16AM

    Afghanistan does not need a nuclear bomb or fighter jets to deal with Pakistan. It just should do to Pakistan what Pakistan is doing to Afghanistan.Recommend

  • sid
    Jan 25, 2016 - 6:43AM

    Oh yeah! Now YOU will tell Afghans how to fight! This wraps up the weekend quite nicely. Recommend

  • Rahul
    Jan 25, 2016 - 7:23AM

    Charsadda attack has already been claimed by Taliban. APS attack was also claimed by Taliban. If your PM accuses someone else of it, no one would take it seriously. That would be a big dent on your credibility. Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    Jan 25, 2016 - 8:45AM

    Hmmm, and for how many years did Pakistani elements (hint: Good Taliban!) perpetrate terror in Afghanistan from their famed FATA Safe Havens?????
    Statements like above from PM make foreign governments roll their eyes at Pakistani Amnesia!Recommend

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