Kabul’s inaction against terrorists testing policy of cross-border restraint: COAS

Terrorists from Afghanistan continue to attack Pakistan with impunity, Qamar tells Nicholson

News Desk February 17, 2017
A file photo of army chief General Qamar Bajwa and General John Nicholson. PHOTO: FILE

Terrorists from Afghanistan are carrying out attacks in Pakistan with impunity, army chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa told the top US commander in the neighbouring country on Friday.

“Most of the [terrorist] incidents in Pakistan are claimed by terrorist organisations with leadership hiding in Afghanistan,” the military’s top spokesman quoted Gen Qamar as telling Gen John Nicholson, the commander of the Resolute Support Mission, in a telephone conversation.

Expressing concerns over the continued acts of terrorism in Pakistan with impunity from Afghanistan, the army chief told the US general that “such terrorist activities and inaction against them are testing our current policy of cross-border restraint,” Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said,

Gen Qamar asked Gen Nicholson to “play his role in disconnecting this planning, direction, coordination and financial support,” the ISPR DG added.

PM declares all out war on terrorists

According to Maj Gen Ghafoor, the army chief also informed the US commander about the list of terrorists hiding in Afghanistan which Islamabad has handed to Afghan authorities for action. Gen Nicholson, in turn, assured Gen Qamar that the Resolute Support Mission will “play its role to stop use of Afghan soil for terrorist attacks in Pakistan," the military spokesman tweeted.

Nicholson shared his plans to undertake special coordination at appropriate level between the Resolute Support Mission, Afghanistan’s security forces and Pakistan. He also expressed his condolences at the loss of precious lives in recent terrorist incidents in Pakistan.


Sajid Ansari | 6 years ago | Reply Pakistan should stop export/smuggling of all sorts of food grains/items, oil, sugar tea, textile products to Afghanistan is the best solution to punish the Afghan government. they can get all this stuff from India or the US supporting TTP for terrorist activities on our borders and also inside the country. TTP was created by the US as the proof is as under. "Our secret war in Pakistan" Posted: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:29 AM Filed Under: Kabul, Afghanistan By Richard Engel, NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent reported from JALALABAD - Afghanistan.
Omaga | 7 years ago | Reply I don't understand why Pakistan has no military bases in Afghanistan? When Iran and Turkey go inside Syria and Iraq, Saudia Arabia go inside Yeman, US goes inside any country. Whats wrong with Pakistan? Pakistan has been fighting Afghans war for decades, providing shelter to millions of Afghans, provide land route for their international trade. Providing open boarder all Afghans. Why Pakistan has not permanent military bases in Afghanistan? Pakistan, Russia and China come together and establish permanent military bases in Afghanistan to end terrorism effecting all the neighboring countries.
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