Army chief shares intelligence on terrorists with Kabul

Ghani assures that Afghan soil will not be allowed for terrorist activities against Pakistan

Web Desk/kamran Yousaf December 17, 2014

ISLAMABAD: After Tuesday's deadly attack on the school in Peshawar, Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday made a short trip to Kabul to hold key meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and ISAF commander in Kabul.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief held separate meetings with the two.

“Matters relating to security situation along Pakistan-Afghan border region came under discussion. Vital elements of intelligence were shared with concerned authorities, with regard to Peshawar incident,” the statement said.

Ghani assured General Sharif that Afghan soil will not be allowed for terrorist activities against Pakistan and any signature found in this regard will be immediately eliminated.

The army chief also extended full support to the Afghan president in all spheres, including joint efforts against terrorists.

Separately, the ISAF commander assured the army chief of their complete support in eliminating terrorists in his areas of responsibility.

Earlier in the day it was reported that Army chief would urge Afghan authorities to take decisive action against sanctuaries of the TTP or else Pakistan would go for 'hot pursuit.'

DG ISPR Asim Bajwa tweeting details of the visit said the army chief, who was accompanied by DG ISI, will return to Peshawar after his visit to Kabul.

A security source told The Express Tribune that Pakistan would want immediate action against TTP hideouts.

"If Afghan authorities fail to act this time, we will explore all options, including hot pursuit," cautioned the source.

Another official, however, hoped that unlike the Karzai administration, the current government in Afghanistan would stop supporting anti-Pakistan elements.

The official disclosed that General Raheel, during his talks in Kabul today, would seek the extradition of Mullah Fazlluah, whose group claimed responsibility of the dastardly attack on Tuesday.


Aashir Farhan Khan | 7 years ago | Reply

I really condemn the massacre, and I am still really worried and sad about that.But if A single Afghanii has asked from us the same, which our COAS have asked them, then what's wrong with it. I am also a Pakistani, If we do not have love for our neighbors, who are destroyed by us, which is a fact, then how could we make both sides of the durand line PEACEFUL? And who are we, to call somebody beggars, we receives funds and donations from all over the world in the name of Afghan Refufees, We take loans and donations from all over the world to make our country budget. If our forces are so strong then why it can't stop the drone attacks and terrorism, why can't we make our borders strong. So it means we both countries are the same, they are low level beggars but we are high level, here small terrorism incidents occur but on the other side bigger occurs. Just stop fighting both sides of nuts and handle and answer each other questions with care and reasons and especially with love.

ajeet | 7 years ago | Reply

@ABC: If that was an inside job, then this too is.

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