Sartaj Aziz asks Afghan govt to prevent cross-border movement of terrorists

Published: May 10, 2017
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Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says peace in Afghanistan is vital for Pakistan’s security. PHOTO: Reuters

Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz says peace in Afghanistan is vital for Pakistan’s security. PHOTO: Reuters

Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz asked Afghan authorities on Wednesday to increase surveillance to prevent cross-border movement of terrorists.

Aziz also demanded that the Afghan government should crack down on terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s sanctuaries on its soil.

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The adviser’s statement came two days after Pakistani forces’ retaliatory fire to Afghan army’s aggression on the border town of Chaman. The Pakistan Army killed 50 Afghan soldiers and border security personnel, injured more than 100 troops and destroyed five Afghan check posts.

On May 5, 11 people, including women, children and a FC man, were killed and 47 injured when Afghan border forces resorted to ‘unprovoked’ firing at Pakistani troops guarding a census team.

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Aziz went on to say that Pakistan had always made efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“Peace in Afghanistan is vital for Pakistan’s security,” he added.

Commenting on the ongoing raids by the Pakistan Army, the adviser said Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad was launched to cleanse the region of the remaining terrorist elements.

“All terrorist sanctuaries have been destroyed in Waziristan after the successful operation,” he added.

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