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The alleged facilitators of the deadly attack on a university are presented to the media. —AP
The alleged facilitators of the deadly attack on a university are presented to the media. —AP
Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa addresses a news conference in Peshawar. —AP
Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa addresses a news conference in Peshawar. —AP

PESHAWAR: The 'facilitators' behind Bacha Khan University attack were revealed before reporters on Saturday, following a press conference held by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa.

The director general of the military's media wing shared details of the probe into the January 20 brutal attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda which had claimed at least 21 lives.

The press briefing began with a recorded telephone conversation between the 'terrorists and a reporter' with the militants claiming responsibility for the attack.

The reporter was receiving the call from a Pakistani phone while the call came from an Afghan phone and an Afghan sim, according to the DG ISPR who added that, "This attack involved four terrorists, all of whom were killed, and four accomplices."

'Attack preparations done in Afghanistan'

Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa said the terrorists did their preparations near Torkham checkpost area in Afghanistan, then they crossed the border using public transport and travelled to Mardan —looking like "common people".

Map of Mardan and Charsadda showing 'terrorist movement'. —DawnNews Map of Mardan and Charsadda showing 'terrorist movement'. —DawnNews

He also presented a map of Mardan and Charsadda showing the alleged movement of the attackers.

"After entering Mardan, these terrorists were received by Adil and Riaz," the DG ISPR said while showing the location of the "two men's houses/hideouts on the Mardan-Charsadda road, where the terrorists were kept".

"Adil is a labourer. A few days ago he was doing some masonry work in the university, and made a map of the university so he could explain it to the attackers. And Adil is the one who helped the attackers figure out their way into the university."

These facilitators helped the terrorists embark a rickshaw and travel to nearby Imbrahimzai University, where they dismounted, from there they travelled to Bacha Khan University, the director general of the military's media wing said.

The DG ISPR said that progress has also been made in identifying the finance trail, which he said will be shared once the investigation is complete.

Society must play its part

"We have come to the conclusion that terrorism cannot be fought while there are accomplices and facilitators," Lt Gen Bajwa adding that, "terrorism is a problem being faced by the whole world, but all societies play their own role."

He also requested society to be aware of our surroundings. "All institutions must play their part, all societies must play their part."

Responding to a question the DG ISPR said that at no point had the Afghan government been blamed for the attack. "We only said that the attack was planned and handled from Afghan soil."

Answering another question regarding the Pak-Afghan border he said that, "Border management is an issue. Border management issue is brought up everytime we have a meeting with Afghanistan. We have to work on it."

"Even developed countries like United States have these challenges — look at the US-Mexico border. Our border management will improve with time, we are working on it. We are also talking to people in tribal agencies and asking them to remain vigilant."

The January 20 attack was claimed by mastermind of the APS Peshawar attack, Umar Mansoor, of the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Geedar group.

A spokesperson from the TTP, Mohammad Khorasani, on the other hand had issued a conflicting statement shortly after Mansoor's claim, in which Khorasani condemned the attack, terming it "against Shariah".

Chief of Army Staff Gen Raheel Sharif later telephoned Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani and shared with him investigation details of of the BKU attack and also asked him to help in tracing the attackers.

General Raheel also shared the details of the attack with Afghan chief executive Abdullah Abdullah and commander of Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces in Afghanistan Gen John Campbell.

Earlier in the day, the army chief chaired a 'special security meeting' at the Corps Headquarters, Peshawar, according to a statement issued by Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Lieutenant-General Asim Bajwa.

The meeting reviewed operations in Khyber Pahkhtunkhwa and Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) as well as the `Intelligence Based Operations` (IBOs), Pak-Afghan border management and the progress into the attack on the Bacha Khan University.

Lt-Gen Asim Bajwa stated that he will share further details of the meeting in a press conference to be held later today.

The meeting was attended by Corps Commander Peshawar, Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lieutenant General Rizwan Akhtar, DG Military Intelligence (MI), director general of military operations (DGMO) and DG ISPR among other high-ranking officials of the Pakistan Army.

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Comments (128) Closed



Taimoor khan Jan 23, 2016 04:37pm

We are hoping action now across the border to nip the evil in its bud. Anyone irrespective of nationality or diplomatic nicety who was involved in killing of our children needs to be taken down, smoked out of their rat holes.

Ahmed Jan 23, 2016 04:52pm

There are countless of terrorists being settled in both sides of the country. It's better that both Afghanistan and Pakistan chase and target the enemy of each other in their respective territories. Otherwise expecting onesided cooperation is impossible. It's a fact that Afghanistan security has been deteriorated by the insurgents who reside in Pakistan and have their leadership in Peshawar, Quetta and Miransha.

Hamid Jan 23, 2016 04:53pm

For God's sake stop these press conferences and get rid of this menace once and for all!

Cq boy Jan 23, 2016 05:15pm

Good job sir,,pak military & ISI ,thumbs up

i2i Jan 23, 2016 05:20pm

Gov plz set up fund for the construction of wall between pak and afganistan to get rid of centuries old problems associated with lawless and hostile afghanistan.

Farooqe Azam Jan 23, 2016 05:25pm

Do not reveal them, simply eliminate them

Shahid Jan 23, 2016 05:26pm

Strong work, Pak Army! Seldom have we seen culprits being identified let alone brought to justice in this country, even over years and years. This is fabulous professionalism. Keep up the strong work.

Salman Jan 23, 2016 05:27pm

Good Job Pak Army.

Sarfaraz Jan 23, 2016 05:27pm

Terrorists need to be paid in the same coin.We should stop supporting good & bad terrorism & destroy every kind of terror infrastructures from our soil.The future of cpec, development is in our own hand.

Ishrat salim Jan 23, 2016 05:32pm

Unless we chase out Quetta shoora ( recently 1 of their commander was killed ), Afghan govt will not chase out moulana fazlullah and others, hence, either the military change their strategy or we live with this situation for a long time.

NS Canada Jan 23, 2016 05:35pm

@Hamid Easy said than one. There are accomplices like these two men who are willing to do any thing in order to survive. Poverty in Pakistan and Afghanistan is the worst enemy of our society. These poor people have no choice specially when the see the rulers are corrupt.

Ghani K Jan 23, 2016 05:39pm

What purpose these press conferences serve ? We know terrorists are freely moving between Pakistan and Afghanistan. Without serious cooperation between two neighbours, this menace of terrorism won't go away.

junaid Jan 23, 2016 05:48pm

Who in the sound mind really thinks that this menace we call terrorism can be defeated with guns, bombs etc. This is an enemy that cannot be seen, that blends well and above all unfortunately significant part of our own society supports their cause. This is a war of minds and it needs to be tackled accordingly. Yes guns, bombs, operations etc are required but more importantly we need to win the minds and hearts of those who are weak and easily persuaded to join their evil cause. And all this starts with the governmental policies and economic opportunities. And the reality is half of our country is jobless and frustrated.

MSD Jan 23, 2016 05:50pm

Great work done by Pak Army. Expecting the news of killing TTP leaders in Air Strikes.

goodhopes Jan 23, 2016 05:51pm

These are facilitators, who are masterminds, they need to be weeded out and booked.

Zak Jan 23, 2016 05:51pm

Why didn't we capture any militant alive, we have the technology to do that , killing will not solve the issue, capturing them and exposing the people behind the puppet masters is essential.

Zala Jan 23, 2016 05:59pm

I am glad they showed the faces of the accomplices. Now we need to know who financed these attacks. Second we want the mastermind of the attack brought to justice along with their financiers.

Abbot Jan 23, 2016 06:02pm

Why Afghan borders are not sealed? do not give reference to US Mexican Borders, if US want they can be sealed o a day notice . We want borders be sealed like Pakistan India Borders, use lasers if needed

Zak Jan 23, 2016 06:02pm

@Taimoor khan These people who orchestrated the attack are not in rat holes , they are high fliers and people with tremendous political clout.

Shahdab Jan 23, 2016 06:03pm

The Indian connection should be throughly checked and exposed to the whole world.

Iftikhar Husain Jan 23, 2016 06:09pm

Very comprehensive statement after that the country has to work accordingly.

Tariq, Lahore Jan 23, 2016 06:18pm

The Afghan/Pakistan border urgently needs to be 'physically' monitored by way of fencing, 'sensors' and UAV's. There is no other option to safe guard our nations security from the ills of drugs to terrorism.

HS Jan 23, 2016 06:19pm

Long live Pakistan Army

Capt C M Khan Jan 23, 2016 06:24pm

Good job. These facilitators were not doing this for fun. Who are they loyal to? What was there interest in this? The citizens of Pakistan require these answers. There will be other like them hiding in KPK. They all must be caught. This is Treason and must be routed out.

Tariq Awan Jan 23, 2016 06:35pm

Accomplices are around us and they are identifiable! They do demonstrate extremist tendencies in their public appearances starting with Moulana Abdul Aziz and many others. We should not wait until they commit a heinous crime like this. It is understood that it will be a risky undertaking but if the government has come this far, it should go further to confront these people and assert the state authority. To the least, such people should be separated from the civilized society.

RAJA CHILL Jan 23, 2016 06:39pm

Good progress in investgation. Let us now unearth conspirators. Finish terrorism

sbk Jan 23, 2016 06:59pm

Terrorists are unknown enemies. It is easy to fight with a known enemy. But, when you do not know who is going to attack you, it is difficult to fight them. Terrorists are again local people only, who for some reasons , turn to become terrorists. As they mingle among general public, it is always difficult to identify them.

Zak Jan 23, 2016 07:00pm

Which foreign country is financing these terrorists.

M Akram Jan 23, 2016 07:04pm

Pure evil. When there is cancer of evil then it has to be erdicated root and branch. If not eridicated then body dies. People of Pakistan and especially the present government and mercilessly execute a policy of eradication across the country and not just in north and north west of the country. The people of Pakistan as shown by the locals in charsadah that they are ready to fight this evil. The question is, is the PML-N government ready and has the will and is free of local sensitivities and alliances to go full throttle. There lack of response to incidents from lal masjid shows a clear lack of will.

Coupe Jan 23, 2016 07:07pm

Great intelligence work, else Afghans will keep lying to their teeth.

Israr Ahmed Jan 23, 2016 07:12pm

Are'nt these same Afghans who we welcomed, housed and provided everything a poor country could, so they could return to their homeland with honor and safety? We are still helping these people, and we are getting all sorts of problems. They are electing government after government that is anti-Pakistan. I doubt they will ever co-operate to us. Time to stop sending these people all sorts of food and machinery so they could survive another week. We must sanction these barbaric people.

Zaraf Jan 23, 2016 07:23pm

Considering the technical advancement, why cant the permeable border be totally sealed. I mean why not putting lasers, electric fencing, walls, barbed wire, mines etc. And then having a strict border control. Why is this so impossible?

Taimoor khan Jan 23, 2016 07:35pm

So now what Afghan spokesperson has to say? Just yesterday he lied infront of whole world that Afghanistan got nothing to do with this satanic act. About time Afghans stop reading the script provided to them by Indians and understand that they been used as useful tool against Pakistan by India.

Junaid Jan 23, 2016 07:43pm

Control the border with Afghanistan strictly because any Tom and Jerry can cross this border and come to Pakistan without any problem. Stop this flow of terror from across the border. Don't give us example of USA and Mexico border to hide your inability to provide security to Pakistani people.

sbk Jan 23, 2016 07:46pm

@Taimoor khan , Read the article full before commenting. " Responding to a question the DG ISPR said that at no point had the Afghan government been blamed for the attack. "We only said that the attack was planned and handled from Afghan soil."

Asif Jan 23, 2016 07:49pm

How are they able to move that freely from Thurkham? What are the intelligence agencies doing there? Are there any check on the border or not? And if not, why not? Havn't we learned lesson from APS? Do we need to lose many more like this and then we are going to take action?

dandy Jan 23, 2016 07:50pm

Good job

Zak Jan 23, 2016 07:58pm

@Zaraf Strong minded enemy can always cross the border no matter what we put as hurdle, only way for peace between Pakistan and Afghanistan is to bring down puppet regime and install friendly regime which was ruling prior , all our current efforts are focused on that, including bringing taliban to negotiating table and putting condition for clearing ban on Afghan Taliban as pre condition for quadrilateral talks.

Sachin Jan 23, 2016 07:58pm

Terrorism has no loyalties. They will attack anything and anywhere.

Zak Jan 23, 2016 08:00pm

@Taimoor khan Northern Alliance regime is not in control of their country , so no point in blaming them, there are so many factions ready for hire to the highest bidder, so best way for peace is to bring the previous friendly regime back to power in Afghanistan.

Ashraf Jan 23, 2016 08:15pm

Action is needed by the Government and Army to stop these animal killing innocent student and peoples.

Farooqe Azam Jan 23, 2016 08:26pm

@i2i yes

Steve Boston Jan 23, 2016 08:27pm

@Ahmed It is 100% correct that action has to be from both sides. You have to flush out terrorist from both sides. Both sides have to have sincerity which is missing.

Farhan Jan 23, 2016 08:35pm

We should have showed the same eagerness for Pathankot episode and nabbed the supporters on our side.

Farhan Jan 23, 2016 08:36pm

It is strange that we know everyone behind such attacks.

vijai Jan 23, 2016 08:41pm

@Taimoor khan pl. Provide proof.

Shan Jan 23, 2016 09:00pm

Why not build border walls and hire honest people to do the job. Every day same story because people pay 10$ and they can get in.

If you have good border protection no one can enter illegally and harm innocent citizens.

flying star Jan 23, 2016 09:03pm

please seal the border put army management for the border electronic system for control peuples must show passeport and visa on the border

Cyrus Jan 23, 2016 09:06pm

@MSD .... They hide inside the population using people as human shields.

Taimoor Khan Jan 23, 2016 09:11pm

What about the financiers? They are not doing this for free.

WITH LOVE FROM CANADA Jan 23, 2016 09:17pm

THUMBS UP

lafanga Jan 23, 2016 09:20pm

Sad to see young men wasting their lives due to poverty and lack of education and doing dangerous jobs.

Khanjee Jan 23, 2016 09:27pm

"We have come to the conclusion that terrorism cannot be fought while there are accomplices and facilitators," Lt Gen Bajwa adding that, "terrorism is a problem being faced by the whole world, but all societies play their own role." Very well said General

Yusuf Jan 23, 2016 09:27pm

This IS a FIRST! Actually showing us the faces of these terrorists

Laeeq,NY Jan 23, 2016 09:37pm

It is good to see their faces on the media. Other wise we did not know who is the person covered up in a veil.

Shafique Jan 23, 2016 09:44pm

Unless you seal the border these terrorists attacks cannot be controlled. How many more lives will you lose before taking a bold step. If a border with India is controlled why cannot we control border with Afghanistan ?

sami Jan 23, 2016 09:47pm

@Hamid What are you doing to help get rid of this menace? Keeping the public informed and seeking their help is a vital part of an anti-terror campaign. That's what these press briefings are meant to do.

batsman Jan 23, 2016 09:48pm

@Zak ur own ....come out of well frog

Mohammad Afsar Jan 23, 2016 09:50pm

Having gone to the Peshawar University and being familiar with Charsada, It gives me double pain to hear about this loss of innocent life @ the hands of those barbaric insiders who claim to be muslims.

My sympathies are with the families of those who lost their lives and the general public in Pakistan who live under the fear of continuous attacks of these barbaric murderous groups.

sami Jan 23, 2016 09:55pm

@Taimoor khan Relax man! Just because the attackers came from Afghanistan doesn't mean it was carried out by the Afghan government!!!

Ekram Jan 23, 2016 09:59pm

@Hamid People need to know. Transparency is vital.

Hassan Jan 23, 2016 10:09pm

If the same amount of prep had been done the moment Intel was provided to the army and police (as the agency claim), they would have averted this tragedy. Sadly, the whole infrastructure is to be blamed.

Malik Jan 23, 2016 10:34pm

I have a question about border area? Iran also share almost same length with Afghanis and they do not have a same problem . Use the land mine to safe ur country but who will earn the drug money and smugglers money. It is a corruption epidemic so not the border problem

Hasan Jan 23, 2016 10:39pm

India is behind it. Let's be vocal. Don't you learn from India how they blame Pakistan even before they know how many terrorists are there !!

Ahmad Jan 23, 2016 10:46pm

'We are also talking to people in tribal agencies and asking them to remain vigilant'.

The main problem is tribal agencies. Those maliks and political agents are ALL CROOKS. Do not expect anything good from them. Time to end their tribal status and they should be converted to settled areas. That would really solve the problem.

k k tiwari Jan 23, 2016 11:01pm

@Taimoor khan Yes , agreed terrorist should be chased beyond border

Parvez Jan 23, 2016 11:04pm

....and yet he who openly praise Daesh and speaks against the government every Friday in Islamabad is allowed to do so without being touched.

Blue Saffron Jan 23, 2016 11:12pm

It has been 70 years and we have not been able to secure our borders with Iran, India and Afghanistan. Does it take a rocket scientist to build fences, trenches, walls, laser? And we complain about terrorism. We are to blame.

Blue Saffron Jan 23, 2016 11:16pm

We are a nation of 190 million people. People need to wake up and debate where we are heading as a nation and what our vision is. We dont have much time left.

Nadeem M Jan 23, 2016 11:23pm

Who is financing them. They should be brought to justice too.

MAlvi Jan 23, 2016 11:56pm

Pay Army is doing great job. Let's not forget that this is actually the job of police.

noor Jan 24, 2016 12:07am

@Sarfaraz thums up, God be with You, tell us Indians if any help required

Fahad Jan 24, 2016 12:25am

Hey, why not close the borders with Afganistan...dg ispr

Khanm Jan 24, 2016 12:40am

May I know who those facilators are..ambiguity does not lead to anyting...

jamshed Jan 24, 2016 01:04am

@Taimoor khan We have to look at all issues with Afghanistan that are much broader and serious specially their loyalties and blind faith in India. Inspite of giving 4 million people refuge for over 35 years we have failed to win their friendship.What does it tell us about them? Our policy should have been very different.There are tens of thousands Afghans living in Iran as well but few if any act of termorism are reported. Why? We know India has and will take max advantage of our weakness and we also know we have done a lousy job ( both under PPP and this Govt) of curbing termorism and general law and order situateion in Pakistan.

whocares Jan 24, 2016 01:13am

@Tariq, Lahore look forward!

Tech Gs Jan 24, 2016 01:17am

@Zak Your comments are too good. Irrespective of the subject, you are capable of making the reader to laugh.

Keep it up...

NAM Jan 24, 2016 01:18am

A covert operation against TTP and AT or any other terrorist across the border is the demand/need of the time

Muzammil Jan 24, 2016 01:46am

Pak Afghan border needs to be sealed through laser technology

cross_border Jan 24, 2016 02:09am

we should sign a pact with afghanistan, to let security forces to cross the border in pursuit of terrorists.

M. Siddique Jan 24, 2016 02:11am

Time to act across the border if Afghans don't take action.

Wasi Tahir Jan 24, 2016 02:52am

BK University attack was planned and monitored from Afghanistan Soil near Torkham Border, but facilitators are Pakistanies, we need to find out the training and finance trail. Need to improve Pak-Afghan border management. Above of all we need to find out the reason that why they turned on us??

Maqsood Baloch Jan 24, 2016 03:24am

Innocent until proven guilty principle be respected

Laeeq,NY Jan 24, 2016 03:35am

Good job military!

Desi Jan 24, 2016 03:58am

These are nobody. Should get the real culprit behind the attack. Still good speed of investigation

Sub se pehle Pakistan Jan 24, 2016 04:18am

@Hamid Easier said than done.

samin ahmed Jan 24, 2016 04:54am

Pakistan has highly accurate armed drones.Armed forces should use them on the border to kill these murderers. There is no point in asking the USA to do it for us. They would not do it for us. SA

VR Jan 24, 2016 05:20am

@Taimoor khan

Is'nt it the same case in all the terrorism cases? There cannot be good and bad terrorism.

Rick_james Jan 24, 2016 05:21am

Well done Pak Army, the pride of the nation. Let's work together to eliminate all these terrorists. We stand united.

Musarat Jan 24, 2016 05:22am

Make me PM for a day I would seal the afg-pak border for good.

ali Jan 24, 2016 05:36am

Look at their eyes. They know their destiny.

Mohammad Ali Khan Jan 24, 2016 05:56am

Those who have a free mind will seek the truth.Those who have a closed mind will be victims of exploitation.The prevailing culture punishes free minds.Those with free minds stay quite or get killed when they speak up.There is no movement on the horizon to drag Pakistan out of this darkness.The grip on the minds is so strong that there is no hope of awakening.The grip is getting stronger by the time.Unfortunately unknowingly,the entire Nation is facilitating the facilitators.

Madan Jan 24, 2016 06:01am

Lt.Bajwa is right in saying that terrorism can not be fought by armed and other police forces alone,their efforts to catch the terrorists have to be augmented with the participation of civil society.The facilitators and the collaborators in such dastardly acts have the same sick mind as the perpetrators have.I don't believe these sick persons were compensated in any way.Their actions have to be condemned in a forceful manner.In this connection,it is worth noting that the enquiry instituted by the govt of India in the case of the Pathankot attack by the Jaish-e-Mohammed squad is proceeding on the same lines as this enquiry.A meaningful action in both these cases is required by both India and Pakistan.

Truth Jan 24, 2016 06:02am

Their backer should be tracked and exposed !

Mohammad Ali Khan Jan 24, 2016 06:17am

Pakistani feudal and aristocratic leaders use the religious scholars and religion to keep the citizens in a submissive mindset.They are willing to tolerate low grade terrorism to keep themselves in power.Gen.Musharraf refused to use this strategy and wanted to face the fanatics in the society.He was removed and the fanatics were were allowed to run free.

M Jamal Jan 24, 2016 06:23am

We are a corrupt society and poverty,injustice and unemployment are the reason that the enemy easily find the foot force terrorists.So the society responsibility is to find the solutions for our problems.

L.Ahmad Jan 24, 2016 06:34am

Instead of producing nuclear arsenal we would be better off constructing secured boundary with Afghanistan. Without a secured border we will be at the mercy of terrorists.

Yawar Jan 24, 2016 07:11am

Thank you Pak Army for catching the facilitators and for not covering their faces. Let everyone see them.

Yawar Jan 24, 2016 07:23am

"He also requested society to be aware of our surroundings. "All institutions must play their part, all societies must play their part."

Showing their faces is a significant improvement. But sir, if you truly want our institutions and society to help, then please also reveal their full names, ages, places of births, nationalities, tribal affiliations, schoolings if any, etc.

Sameer Jan 24, 2016 07:56am

Ask them why they participate in such a henious crime? May be they sold their souls for a few hundred thousand ruppees to wed their daughter or pay off life long loans. And this poverty they are plunged into was because some people higher up stole their rights and money.

Samandar Nichari Jan 24, 2016 08:23am

As said above that the most important thing in eradicating terrorism lies in the fact that the Society and the concerned institutions should play their part. Because, Pak-Army and the other defence departments are doing their for the eradication of terrorism from the country. Therefore, We have to individually play our role.

Hyderabadi Jan 24, 2016 08:35am

COAS job well done. But a government staff calling directly another country's President bypassing civilian government can be seen as extra advance step.

Naim Jan 24, 2016 08:48am

Well done Pak army & ISI , can I say to home minister can you come on national TV and tall the public of Pakistan, what are the consequences, punishments are for people who help the terrorists in anyway. Awareness is very important, border management should be first priority, soon as, we don't have to ask Afghanistan's opinion, we have open borders any one can walk in to Pakistan, it looks like HOME MINNISTER doesn't know his job.

Umar Jan 24, 2016 08:48am

There needs to be better management of the border. However, for that to happen, Pakistan and Afghanistan may need to exchange some land. The border literally runs through a village (or at least used to 6years ago) at Chaman in Baluchistan. I'm sure it's not the only such village.

Abbas Naqvi Jan 24, 2016 09:13am

Commendable Army action. However, much more is needed to be done. Major operation is required to dismantle terrorist infrastructure and the mastermind of these attacks.Pak-Afghan joint operations may be another option. Widen the anti terror compaign both at home and across the border with Afghanistan. Taking Afghan leadership into confidence seems necessary as terrorists launching attacks against us are based and directed from there. It is a long fight which requires national resolve and determination. The Army'role in this fight is undeniable. Let's give them our full support.

Pakistani Jan 24, 2016 10:00am

Facilitators need more punishment or same as terrorists.

lucky Jan 24, 2016 10:02am

Strong work, Pak Army!

Azee9 Jan 24, 2016 10:02am

Build a wall along the border.

Pakistani Jan 24, 2016 10:31am

My request to media...At the time of any operation please don't show it live because terrorists may get benefit of it...Thanks

K RAMANI Jan 24, 2016 10:46am

@Shahdab brilliant you must probe

Desi Bhai Jan 24, 2016 10:56am

@Shahdab really? Maybe you should join the investigation team!

Maqsood Jan 24, 2016 10:57am

This would be insult of words if I say something for these brutal,

Fazal Ur Rehman Jan 24, 2016 11:10am

Very Sad! In Pakistan nothing is impossible same to believe that they are facilitators.

Lyra Jan 24, 2016 11:33am

Of what use are these meetings and press conferences? Today (24-Jan) again there is another blast in Peshawar!!

Pakistani Jan 24, 2016 12:04pm

@Azee9 it is must and increase the checking at check posts.

M Jamal Jan 24, 2016 12:10pm

There can be many reasons in becoming facilators for the terrorists. The main seem to be poverty and then brainwashing.

T. M. Wazir Jan 24, 2016 12:52pm

@Musarat ... Have you ever visited pakistan Afghanistan border? I guess not otherwise, you wouldn't be making magical statement. It's possible to control border but it will take years of hard work and diplomacy to full fill this dream of people of pakistan. Its not that simple to seal the border just like that there is more to it. If You read history at least 100 years back you will understand why is not that simple to seal the border just like you think.

blunt Jan 24, 2016 01:03pm

@Cq boy : please stop this senseless self appreciations.

Zak Jan 24, 2016 02:40pm

@Zak it is not for us to decide who rules Afghanistan. They are our religious and cultural brothers. We will have peace togather and progress togather. We will lethally deal with 'the outsider spoilers and detractors'.

majid Jan 24, 2016 05:44pm

There are simple solutions to this, send all the Afghans back to their country who arrived after 1979. There should be no concept of naturalized citizenship for them. Seal the border with Afghanistan, physical sealing if not possible, there are other 1001 ways, such as use of drones for surveillance, laser sealing and so forth.

Taimoor khan Jan 24, 2016 06:16pm

@sbk it is clear Afghan NDS and their security establishment is out of Mr Ghani control and under total Indian influence. The evil got its original in Afghanistan let there be no doubt and must be rooted out from Afghan soil one way or another.

Taimoor khan Jan 24, 2016 06:17pm

@Zak Agree 100%.

Taimoor khan Jan 24, 2016 06:26pm

@VR there is nothing like good or bad terrorism what we are seeing in Pakistan are forigen proxies to destabilise our country and derail our economic progress. This need to be dealt with iron fist. So please don't moan if we reply in kind.

Jj Jan 24, 2016 08:40pm

@Iftikhar Husain please do.

SIAK Jan 24, 2016 11:40pm

Now it's time for the US to just do its job that it is supposed to do on the Afghan side of the border.. We all know they won't....after all that is how they are planning to keep this region unstable for decades to come....

haider Jan 25, 2016 06:36am

Good job They must pay for their barbaric acts

US CENTCOM Jan 26, 2016 01:00am

The importance of mutual cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan has been acknowledged by the officials from both sides on many occasions. The common enemies have been able to take advantage of the long and rugged terrain shared between the countries. The U.S., Pakistan and Afghanistan have made many sacrifices in trying to restore peace and stabilize the Afghanistan and Pakistan region. All differences aside, it is in the best interest of our nations to eradicate terrorism from the region. The leaders from Afghanistan and Pakistan in their recent meetings vowed to work together to negate the common threat.

We repeat what White House press secretary Josh Earnest said:

“The conclusion that we’ve drawn here is…that the Taliban poses a security threat to both countries, and that the nations of Afghanistan and Pakistan are going to be able to more effectively confront that threat if they’re able to more effectively cooperate.”

Ali Khan Digital Engagement Team, USCENTCOM

UMA Jan 26, 2016 11:57am

Can anybody ask why they are doing this? and address the main root cause?