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Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan.

The Afghan officials were handed over a list of 76 "most wanted" terrorists by the Pakistan Army, DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor said in a Tweet.

Afghanistan was asked to either take "immediate action" against the named terrorists or hand them over to Pakistan, he said.

The move comes two days after a senior Afghan diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad to receive protest over the use of territory of his country for launching terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

The Afghan diplomat was given a demarche containing details of the recent terrorist attacks and supporting information.

United Nations and European Commission (UN&EC) Additional Secretary Tasnim Aslam in her meeting with the Afghan official had raised the "grave concern [Pakistan has] about the continuing terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil by the terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) [operating] from its sanctuaries inside Afghanistan".

Chief of the Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa said during his visit to Mohmand and Bajaur Agencies on Thursday that terrorists were trying to regroup in safe havens in Afghanistan.

Resurgence in terror attacks

Pakistan has been hit by a series of terrorist attacks since Jamaat-ul-Ahrar announced its ‘Operation Ghazi’. The Afghanistan-based JuA had in the announcement also hinted at unification of TTP splinter groups.

It should be recalled that TTP chief Mullah Fazlullah is also based in Afghanistan and Pakistani pleadings for his arrest and handover have remained unanswered.

At the heart of lack of cooperation from the Afghan side has been the mutual mistrust.

The current wave of terrorism sweeping the country took a turn for the worse on Thursday when a suspected woman suicide attacker set off explosives at the shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar, leaving at least 76 devotees dead and over 250 injured.

Pakistan closed its border with Afghanistan after the shrine attack due to security concerns.

Earlier on Thursday, an explosive device had targeted an army convoy in the Awaran area of Balochistan, killing three soldiers.

On Feb 15, a suicide bomber struck in Mohmand, killing three personnel of the Khasadar force and five civilians. The attack was claimed by the proscribed Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA) group.

The same day, a suicide bomber rammed his motorcycle into a vehicle carrying judges in Peshawar's Hayatabad Phase 5 area, killing the driver and injuring its four other occupants. The attack was claimed by the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

On Feb 13, a suicide bomber had struck a protest on Lahore's Charing Cross interchange, killing 13 and injuring 85. The attack had happened right outside the gates of Punjab's Provincial Assembly. The attack was claimed by JA.

On the same day, two personnel of Balochistan's bomb disposal squad were killed as they attempted to defuse an explosive device planted under the Sariab Road bridge in Quetta, the provincial capital.


Comments (202) Closed



Ahamd Feb 17, 2017 09:37am

Seriously? If AFG had that much power they could have finished Taliban too.

TRUMPOFINDIA Feb 17, 2017 09:43am

Good step...

Hope. Feb 17, 2017 09:59am

This was long over due. No more brotherly stabbing from across the border, either you are friends and you co-operate or Pakistan will take the matters in its own hands. Zero tolerance against enemies across the borders. Shameless acts must be punished with fury. Hopeless effort by neighbors to stop cross border terror,

TRUESOUL Feb 17, 2017 10:02am

Only 'give and take' can work...

MSD Feb 17, 2017 10:06am

It's a useless action.

biju.J Feb 17, 2017 10:04am

Good move.

Gurpreet Singh Feb 17, 2017 10:07am

Haven't India & Afghanistan also given such lists to Pakistan?

Falcon Feb 17, 2017 10:05am

This demand is based on what???

Shaukat Ali Khan Feb 17, 2017 10:07am

Close and seal Pakistan-Afghanistan border for six months.

Mahesh Feb 17, 2017 10:10am

What exactly does Pakistan plan to do if Afghans don't comply with this request/demand?

Meera jee Feb 17, 2017 10:12am

Pakistan needs to go inside afghanistan on its own.

Bilal Feb 17, 2017 10:12am

Afghanistan too is a victim of terrorism.

Hassan Feb 17, 2017 10:13am

Go more with hard words to Afghans, enough now

RAja hindustani Feb 17, 2017 10:15am

This is knee jerk and reactive reaction from Pakistan. Afganistan doesn't have control over these 76 terrorists which pakistan wanted. We can fight terrorism through cooperation. Pakistan and afganistan both blames each other for harbouring terrorists inside their territory. Better both country do give and take type agreement and jointly do action against terrorists in both the respective countries. Peace ✌️

M. Ahmed Feb 17, 2017 10:20am

India RAW and Afghanistan NDS are working to together and committing terrorism in Pakistan

Aamir Feb 17, 2017 10:20am

And what if the Afghan Govt does not take any action. What will our army do then?

deepu Feb 17, 2017 10:17am

Foreign diplomats are summoned to Foreign Office...very unusual movement.

CITIZEN Feb 17, 2017 10:21am

together with our arm forces we will defeat this socalled terrorist inshallah

Ayaz Ahmad Guru Feb 17, 2017 10:22am

Is this response military vowed yesterday?

Karachi Wala Feb 17, 2017 10:22am

If they are not serious in taking the action than Pakistan should strike inside Afghanistan on credible information no need to wait further, if they are regrouping inside afghan side

ASIM iQBAL Feb 17, 2017 10:24am

well its ridiculous! Afghan government itself is not in control of their country. How could they take action against the terrorists. Pakistani forces should take immediate measures so that the terrorists do not infiltrate.

Rational Feb 17, 2017 10:31am

US , India and Afghanistan harboring terrorism in Pakistan. America do not put us against the wall otherwise it will be a losing game for everybody. It is a Nationalist view not a religious. Mind it we defend ourselves as a nationalist and will fight against enemy as a nationalist.

Mian M Amin(Old Ravian) Feb 17, 2017 10:35am

Its a good step provided its backed up with use of all means ,including 'surgical strikes' across the border .Afghanistan needs to be tought a lesson . Enough is enough .

Padmakar Feb 17, 2017 10:37am

Countries in South Asia must handover all wanted terrorists to each other.

Abdul Feb 17, 2017 10:43am

Just go inside Afghanistan and apprehend the terrorist

Taimur Feb 17, 2017 10:46am

What actions have been taken against their facilitators in Pakistan?

Jg Feb 17, 2017 10:48am

Whats this statement doesnt make sense. Take action or hand them over.......its the same thing. How can u hand over without taking action......

Abdul Feb 17, 2017 10:52am

Summoned at GHQ ? Where is the democratically elected government ?

Harun al shEikh Feb 17, 2017 10:55am

Just an eyewash.

Knows pretty well that Afghan Govt has very little hold/ writ on those terrorist or geographical area.

Imran ali Feb 17, 2017 10:59am

why GHQ?

Rajesh Khanna Feb 17, 2017 10:56am

they themselves are victims of terrorisem...

SAM Feb 17, 2017 10:59am

Pakistan should take stern action against those countries who a providing safe havens to terrorists, not only Afghanistan also against other neighboring country as well. Specially the one who want to sabotage CPEC.

Rahul Feb 17, 2017 11:02am

Nothing will happen

Ashok Pandey Feb 17, 2017 11:03am

This attack is a sad event on humanity. I appreciate the bold action vowed by major. The reply must be executed by erasing the culprits. My heart goes with kin of the victim. May GOD give them strength to bear this loss.

ravinder dhar Feb 17, 2017 11:07am

good move i support it,

A Pakistani Feb 17, 2017 11:07am

We need surgical strikes in Afghanistan by our brave pak army

my Comments Feb 17, 2017 11:09am

Lets hope this clear,

maverik Feb 17, 2017 11:15am

Don't open the border till "sovereign" Afghanistan starts behaving like a sovereign nation, and not a proxy state for others.

Aslum shaikh Feb 17, 2017 11:22am

Very strange. Why GHQ? Afghan govt has diplomatic relations and not military relations. This is job of foreign office

DIL DIL PAKISTAN Feb 17, 2017 11:25am

This is only wasting of time. Pakiatan special forces should strike them inside Afghanistan.Afghan Govt and USA supportings these terror outfits againts Pakistan.

gana Feb 17, 2017 11:32am

It is very good request

Khalistan Feb 17, 2017 11:31am

And if they don't, take unilateral action. Enough is enough. Don't mess with Pakistan. It's a chilling, terse demand. We housed these people and looked after them when nobody did. In return we get RAW backed pawns blowing up our cities

Pakistanis Feb 17, 2017 11:37am

I don't think Afghan govt. make some serious efforts on such a request. It never happend in the past and will never be done in the future, but good effort from Pakistan Army.

islamabadi Feb 17, 2017 11:43am

how ironic!!

®POT_BELLY DANCER Ω Feb 17, 2017 11:46am

Stop begging Afghanistan for their terrorists. Start killing all the terrorists in Pakistan first without compulsion and then see no terrorists will hav the balls to step into Pakistan. Good & Bad terrorists days are over.

Brutal honesty Feb 17, 2017 11:45am

They would not come to pakistan for revenge only if we can stop the exact madness or supporting this madness in Afghanistan. You shall reap what you sow...

Sabeeh Ahmad Feb 17, 2017 11:49am

Afghans living in Pakistan should be send back to their country. We have hosted them for long now. Border with Afghanistan should be fenced, like india did with our border. proper step should be taken to control infiltration of terrorist from Afghanistan.

Ali Feb 17, 2017 11:49am

Complete machinery of Govt is busy in covering Mr Nawaz Sharif Panamagate scandal. I wish someone was so concerned with the important issues facing the nation.

Syed Mohaj Feb 17, 2017 11:52am

What did Zarb-e-Azb achieve ?

Pak1 Feb 17, 2017 11:53am

Here you go Mr Bajwa. hats off to GHQ. Go get them

Junaid Bokhari Feb 17, 2017 11:58am

Army needs to take concrete steps to eradicate terrorism at all costs now, otherwise it would be deemed as a failure of the institution to do its job.

IAhmed Feb 17, 2017 11:59am

Pakistan should construct a wall on Pak-Afghan border immediately, and sent Afghanis back to their home land as soon as possible...

Tariq Feb 17, 2017 11:56am

afghanistan and afghanis bite the hand which feeds them.

Blue Knight Feb 17, 2017 12:00pm

People of the subcontinent are waiting for long to see the concrete action against terrorists of all hues(good or bad).. residing in different domains.. it is need of the hour.. if not now then when?? authorities are required to submit to the will of majority of people who are desperate for the peace and harmony.. leaving aside all politics..

For the durable well-being and safety of the people... we shall encourage thoughts of peaceful coexistence.. shun all kind of extremism of thought and action..

Theoracleofrawalpindi Feb 17, 2017 12:03pm

The Jamaat ul Ahrar leadership, ostensibly residing in Afghanistan, have declared war on our state and its institutions. We would be well within our rights to go after them ourselves if our neighbor lacks the means. There is no defense impregnable enough against suicide attacks, and so there is no alternative but to decapitate them, take out their leadership. That means going over the border, but, unfortunately, that is the only resolution.

Ahsan Feb 17, 2017 12:05pm

Afghanistan though our immediate neighbor , is a route and source of Terrorism in Pakistan. As such all out efforts should be made to stop trespassing and illegal entries of mischievous into Pakistan

aws Feb 17, 2017 12:06pm

How sad that that the aAfghan mbassador is summoned in GHQ and not foreign office. How sad that Edhi''s 20 ambulances has been blocked since last 20 days and people have to carry there injured loved ones on busses and bikes. And yet "sada sher aaway aaway" and "kal bhi bhutto zinda tha aaj bhi bhutto zinda hai"

Awan Feb 17, 2017 12:04pm

A surgical strike required inside Afghanistan to flush these terrorists .

daanish Feb 17, 2017 12:04pm

Well done. Let's keep border closed until afghan hand over criminals.

Shah Feb 17, 2017 12:12pm

Well done Pakistan army. Our civilian leadership has failed us. If no action is taken by Afghanistan then Pakistan has right to do surgical strike.

SHAKIR Feb 17, 2017 12:14pm

GHQ should have summoned NATO officials

iqbal Feb 17, 2017 12:15pm

Just tell Afghanistan to keep their people on their side of the border and close it with our own version of the Trump Wall

N. Ansari Feb 17, 2017 12:15pm

nothing will happen. We are wasting our time. Afghans won't take any action against those terrorists.

purushottamsingi Feb 17, 2017 12:15pm

It is tragic that people in Pakistan have to bear brunt of terrorisn. My condolences.

Bhartendu Sinha Feb 17, 2017 12:13pm

So sad. Shut down all the terrorist proxies. Live in peace with neighbors & within self. We are brothers & sisters of this same motherland. Your blood is our blood. Your pain our pain. Killing others brings no gain. Only ends in one's own pain.

KhwarIzmi Feb 17, 2017 12:17pm

Afghanis need to be put on place. We have suffered like no other country for the mess in Afghanistan.

Donald Trump talks about a wall with Mexico but if US had Aghanistan as a neighbour then a wall would have been in place for half a century already.

A. A. Feb 17, 2017 12:23pm

So basically nothing will be done!

Saif zulfiqar Feb 17, 2017 12:23pm

Do not open th borders till they handover these terrorists.

Paggrri Sambhal Feb 17, 2017 12:22pm

So that was the immediate action and response the ISPR had hinted yesterday! What a farce!

Ajamal Feb 17, 2017 12:31pm

Afghanistan government has no control over more than half of territory. Terrorists are controlling those areas. Demand by Pakistan is unfair.

Dj Feb 17, 2017 12:31pm

Seal the border with Afghanistan as we don't need them at all now and suspend diplomatic relations with India a well as they are spreading deaths in our country

Mirron on the wall Feb 17, 2017 12:35pm

Good move.

Faisal Feb 17, 2017 12:38pm

Mr. COAS plz take charge and strike the terrorists and their hideouts inside Afghanistan. Afghan Govt is not sincere and is being used for attacks in Pakistan. Show thew World what real surgical strike is all about.

Khurram Khan Feb 17, 2017 12:38pm

Please seal Afghan border for good!!!

We are exporting medicines, food items, cements etc. for our Afghan brothers and importing suicide attacks only. Closure of border would benefit Pakistanis as food items and other supplies will be available for less price.

Hassan Feb 17, 2017 12:38pm

Situation is deteriorating.

CHAND Feb 17, 2017 12:39pm

Good suggestion.

Gupta, Bangalore, India Feb 17, 2017 12:39pm

My heartfelt condolences to the victims.

Rforroses Feb 17, 2017 12:45pm

Pakistan flexing its muscles. Though well within its rights to do so but real change will only come with the reversal of policy direction and de radicalization of youth. Afghans are surely playing a dirty game and we know where their strength cones from but Pakistan has to foremost look within for the change .

Syam Feb 17, 2017 12:46pm

Hope that Afghanistan will not tell more evidence required as present list is not sufficient.

Parvez Feb 17, 2017 12:46pm

.....and they will just hand over the 76 terrorists ?

ASIF FAROOQI Feb 17, 2017 12:48pm

Afghanistan claims that Pakistani territory is being used to launch attacks in Afghanistan. How do we address these frivolous allegations to move forward?

Saif zulfiqar Feb 17, 2017 12:54pm

@ASIF FAROOQI, By killing terrorists , wherever they are found.

gupta Feb 17, 2017 12:56pm

My heartfelt condolences to the victims.

Mandy Feb 17, 2017 12:57pm

time Pakistan co-operate with India to eliminate the terrorism.

Khan Feb 17, 2017 12:56pm

They hardly have control of their territory let alone having the miltary assets or will to arrest and handover hardened militant fighters/leaders. We need to get our own house in order.

M Jamal Feb 17, 2017 12:56pm

The terrorism and other evils will continue unless we change our rulers and bring those who really care about their people.

SIMPLA Feb 17, 2017 01:00pm

Every sane person sympathizes with Pakistan in its hour of grief.

GazaB Feb 17, 2017 01:12pm

I am from India, and I strongly deplore yesterday deaths of innocent people. Strict action should be taken against all terrorist , there is no good or bad terrorist .

Truth v2 Feb 17, 2017 01:14pm

I think we should look within our country first and then eliminate as many terrorists possible especially in FATA and Karachi which are safe havens for pro scribed terrorists.

Pk Feb 17, 2017 01:15pm

All countries have to cooperate for an end to this nuisance.

Sabir khan Feb 17, 2017 01:20pm

Not enough strong ultimate has been given. It should have time limit with clear message if is elapse with out any result then we would no alternative but to take action against these terrorist on Afghan soil.

Zak Feb 17, 2017 01:25pm

Please dont put it on other countries when facilitatots are inside why dont they catch them first ASAP?

anonymous Feb 17, 2017 01:26pm

what if they refuse? do we have guts to take any action???

yousefzai Feb 17, 2017 01:28pm

Just keep the border shut, when the prices go up for daily commodities they will hand over any thing.

Riaz Ahmad Feb 17, 2017 01:35pm

Till such time Afghanistan hands over the listed terrorist, Pakistan's roads must not be allowed for the transport of Afghan imports and exports, that will bring Afghanistan to heel.

zak Feb 17, 2017 01:39pm

'...Pakistani pleadings for his arrest and handover have remained unanswered.'

A nuclear power never pleads, it asks or 'demands'.

Khan Feb 17, 2017 01:36pm

The afghans never been friends of Pakistan and they will be.

akram Feb 17, 2017 01:37pm

both sides need a mature debate rather than finger pointing. A mature debate will lead to action on both sides, and to peace on both sides.

Pankaj Feb 17, 2017 01:38pm

We Indians stands with you in fighting against terror and strongly condemn such coward attacks on innocents.. Expecting co-operation from Pakistani Gov.

MOhan Sharma Feb 17, 2017 01:46pm

Hope the list contain enough evidence against these terrorists otherwise how will afghanistan government will prosecute them ?

yousefzai Feb 17, 2017 01:47pm

Just seal the border shut. after a few months when the food prices rise they will hand over any body.

Dipak singham Feb 17, 2017 01:51pm

Both blaming each other for terrorism, in fact we all three blaming each other for terrorism.

CHandra Feb 17, 2017 01:52pm

It is required by three country army and intelligence to sit together and have an open discussion, to come at a compromise and sort things out, else these lists will keep on growing, how many times have India handed similar list to Pakistan, Pakistan to Afghan...

shah Feb 17, 2017 01:57pm

Best will be keep our borders shut and do not allow any Afghani to enter Pakistan. Stop trade with Afghanistan, nothing is more precious than life of citizens of Pakistan. Afghanis living in Pakistan should be deported as early as possible, If Afghanistan is not ready to receive them, then through Wagah border send them to their second home.

PinkPeacock Feb 17, 2017 02:04pm

@ASIF FAROOQI Shut the Afghan transit trade. Let them choke and come to sense.

Sarai Alamgir Feb 17, 2017 02:05pm

Why cant Pak go and take them out themselves?

Adeel Feb 17, 2017 02:07pm

Enough is enough. Send unregistered and who pose security to Pakistan back to Afghanistan. If nothing works then do surgical strikes to kill or capture all wanted terrroists.

Sajdi Feb 17, 2017 02:11pm

Surely nothing will happen.

RAVEENDRA NATH Feb 17, 2017 02:12pm

Terrorism in any form, anywhere should be condemned. My condolences to the innocent lives lost.

ZULFIQAR Feb 17, 2017 02:15pm

@ASIF FAROOQI

Aghan Blame is Polictically Motivate reason simple its pupet Govt Run & Operate by USA & INDIA to destablished Pakistan

Truth Feb 17, 2017 02:16pm

What has the Civilian Govt done & achieved in rooting out terrorism mindset from the country - next to nothing. Is the PM / Govt so helpless that it just keeps on expressing sorrow and sadness regarding recent surge of terrorist activities across the country? Should not the Govt work out a plan and then implement it without ifs & buts. What about fate of implementing civilian part of NAP?

Mehreen Feb 17, 2017 02:22pm

Stop stop just STOP with this show man ship..we know you don't care..nobody cares..this will just be another attack soon forgotten..and this right now, this moment, it is the lull in the storm before the next bomb rips through our children, our men, our women, our shrines, our cultural identity.. and then there will be another round of fake rhetoric, bravado statement and sleeping conscience.. we forgot APS, we forgot the blood of our children..that couldn't lull the state and army into meaningful action and this won't do as well..we will still have our strategic assets to play chess on the global stage, all at the expense of the blood of our people..for our blood is cheap and the games are precious..

kashmiri Feb 17, 2017 02:26pm

Afghanistan is not alone that whatover happens in pakistsn they are being suportef by India

Sohaib Feb 17, 2017 02:29pm

@SYAM Its funny how Indians link the two scenarios.

The problem on the Indian side of the border is due to a disputed territory. Once it is resolved we can and we must ensure that there are no illegal border crossings into India. But none of the Indian political leaders are in a capacity to accept and address the Kashmir dispute as endorsed by the UN, so it keeps happening.

Anyway, Pakistan should pour in all American aid to fight extremism, to create a 21st century 'virtual' boundary wall (sensors, drones etc) to monitor the Afghan border side. I don't know why this seems illogical.

The end is near Feb 17, 2017 02:32pm

Too Little too late.

JamShed Feb 17, 2017 02:33pm

and afghans ask what happened to the list that we gave you.

Ashraf Feb 17, 2017 02:33pm

They wont do anything

Senthil Feb 17, 2017 02:34pm

Has Pakistan given sufficient evidence so that the 76 can be prosecuted in an Afghan court.

RaVi Feb 17, 2017 02:35pm

Time for real surgical strikes!!

Asif Kashmiri Feb 17, 2017 02:32pm

Attack the bases in Afganistan - pointless talking to them

zakir ali Feb 17, 2017 02:39pm

List of terrorist has been exchanged between india/afghanistan/ pakistan

No one takes the list seriously.

result is the carnage we see in these countries.

Sheraz Feb 17, 2017 02:50pm

Did Pakistan ever handed terriorst to other countries on their demand? Why should other countires will do the same for us. Its a give and take situation or push all Afghan refugees back where they come from.... bohat ho gai mehman nawazi.

Naveed Feb 17, 2017 02:59pm

It's just sad that GHQ has to call out on Afghan's to handover terrorist, our PM is busy defending his family interests in Panamagate.

Aloha Feb 17, 2017 03:03pm

@RAVEENDRA NATH Great! Human life is supreme no matter what religion, cast, creed etc.

Aloha Feb 17, 2017 03:03pm

@RAVEENDRA NATH Great! Human life is supreme no matter what religion, cast, creed etc.

Aloha Feb 17, 2017 03:05pm

@Naveed Defend oneself is the basic right of everyone :)

Muhammad Feb 17, 2017 03:09pm

@The end is near don't be so happy. This fire can even reach ur doorsteps

Rkhan Feb 17, 2017 03:07pm

Too much blood bath. Now sit tgether and handover enemies of muslims rather humanity mutually else be ready for more disasters.

naveed Feb 17, 2017 03:16pm

Shut the boarder till they provide with these hardcore terrorist

rao abid Feb 17, 2017 03:17pm

really painful action done by Afghan terrorist,s once again .need to take solid action against them !!!

The end is near Feb 17, 2017 03:16pm

Afghanistan will never help or cooperate in any way. Therefore it is of no use calling afghan officials in GHQ asking them to handover 76 most wanted terrorists. It is better to do surgical strikes in Afghanistan. And finish this game before another attack occurs in Pakistan. Keep the borders closed. Innocent people are being killed in Pakistan on daily basis.

RAVEENDRA NATH Feb 17, 2017 03:21pm

@Zak - Zak, this time you spoke wisely.

Khawar Saleem Aslam Feb 17, 2017 03:24pm

It must be noted that terrorists claiming responsibility of their attacks on Pakistan are living in Afghanistan. America and it's partners in Afghanistan are therefore equally responsible for the wide spread deaths.

A Feb 17, 2017 03:29pm

@Muhammad

It is affecting every country in the world.

But putting demands on other countries to deport criminals, not being capable and unwillingness to hold bilateral dialogue with others on mutual issues of concern like any other country has resulted in too little and too late.

China and India are regularly holding bilateral dialogue as also other neighbouring countries.

MiriaM Feb 17, 2017 03:31pm

I think it is about time that Afghanistan atleast house arrests Mullah Fazlullah. It should also ask for credible evidence against the 76 people. This is a situation which we have created due to years of wrong policies. We created a Frankenstein and now it is trying to destroy us. Rather than blame others we should look within us and see what we can do to stop it. Unfortunately we think that being Nuclear power makes us powerful and we can dictate to people. First we need to learn to be a mature country and then a mature successful democratic country. Enough said time for action within our own country. That includes the military too and the politics it plays.

Vikas Feb 17, 2017 03:31pm

@Truth - You speak the truth, Truth.

Biju Nair Feb 17, 2017 03:36pm

I feel sad that so many lives, all of them innocent civilians, are lost in this violent madness.

Sympathiser Feb 17, 2017 03:39pm

@Mehreen well said..

Justice Feb 17, 2017 03:45pm

If Afghanistan government doesn't comply with our demand, take targeted military action immediately by the same rules America has been doing in the middle east sine nine eleven attack.

Tahir Feb 17, 2017 03:48pm

Afghan Intelligence NDS is boasting of successful operations in Pakistan over last few days... asking Afghan officials to do more is useless exercise as they are working with ISIS and TTP to destroy Pakistan.

airstrikes, border closure and removal of 3 million afghan refugees is what is needed right now

Tahir Feb 17, 2017 03:52pm

Northern Alliance government has been planted by the Americans and for the last 15 years, is being used by the Indians to further is proxy wars against Pakistan and CPEC.

This proxy war against Pakistan and China will never stop until Afghanistan stop being a vassel state for Indian hegenomy.

A nuclear power doesnt ask... it demands and conducts operations to reduce terror threat against it.

GK Netherlands Feb 17, 2017 03:49pm

@MIRIAM @ Muhammad

Very true and the correct approach or I will say this is the only option now left as it is too late for any one country to ably counter it alone ..

All should come together to eliminate this. And we should not be happy to say that " this fire can even reach your doorsteps " to our neighbours. Together we can end this.

Ghani K Feb 17, 2017 03:53pm

Why is n't Pakistan asking Americans to press Afghan government to apprehend these criminals.After all Americans are pressing Pakistan all the time to do 'more'.

Pakistani Feb 17, 2017 03:53pm

Send PAF to bomb inside Afghanistan where these terrorists are hiding. Of course, let the Afghans know that we will be doing this necessary action.

Taimoor khan Feb 17, 2017 04:00pm

@Mandy cooperate with India? You joking? India itself is the biggest sponsor of terrorism. This has been confirmed many times by Pakistani security establishment.

EMp Feb 17, 2017 04:05pm

Pakistan is at war, and war demands wartime strategies and tactics. The fate of South Asia would have been changed if we had leadership which had no vested interests, our national interests have been been given a sleeping pill.

The current CJP/ COAS need to review the incumbent governments agendas and have a chat, the constitution needs to be revisited if the corrupt continue coming back to ruin our country in the form of our leaders.

We will no longer exist if the current trend continues.

Abdul Majid Feb 17, 2017 04:16pm

The Government of Pakistan must ask the Afghan Government to close all Indian Consulates near Pakistan Border immediately.

Azmeen Feb 17, 2017 04:18pm

@Ali Here PTI goes again.

shaan Feb 17, 2017 04:21pm

But where is Interior Minister who is supposed to maintain Law and Order? He himself promoted and courted meetings with groups of sectarian killers.

Azmeen Feb 17, 2017 04:24pm

We are with you, our brave COAS. Get them, kill them.

Raddi Feb 17, 2017 04:37pm

What the Pak govt is not saying is that how much money it gets annually for keeping the Afgans. Dig and you will know its a part of your economics

desi dimag Feb 17, 2017 04:39pm

Charity starts from home.

Uzair Latif Feb 17, 2017 05:04pm

Yea as if Afghan government is capable of it. They don't even have any control of 1/3 of the country and they're quite weak in the remaining 2/3

atif Feb 17, 2017 05:17pm

pakistan should tell afghanistan to either hand over these buggers or be ready to face blockade of transit trade. even if there might be restrictions to do so, we can delay the shipments by checking every nail going into afghanistan

start sending refugees back and if they come back, put them in labour camps.

cheran Feb 17, 2017 05:18pm

Give evidence please

Zabardasst Feb 17, 2017 05:19pm

Good job, blame others but do nothing to eridicate corruption and mismanagement in every nook and corner of the society, it wouldn't work.

T.m khan Feb 17, 2017 05:31pm

@Aslum shaikh, dysfunctional government neck deep in corruption whose only end game is to amass wealth by whatever means having equally corrupt supporters in the opposition party and its leadership, someone has to take the mantel. Since the civilian side is incapable the military has taken the initiative.

Jamil Feb 17, 2017 05:39pm

@Jg Handover dead or alive!

LetsHavePeace Feb 17, 2017 07:06pm

@zak let me tell you a universal truth which you may or may not understand in your life time as you always emit hate & violence in your posts.

Love and compassion is a bigger weapon than nuclear weapons

openminded Feb 17, 2017 07:07pm

@Ahamd exactly!

openminded Feb 17, 2017 07:05pm

@Meera jee great suggestion - and do so without reading the history of Brits, Americans and other invaders! you are a genius!

ghaznavi Feb 17, 2017 07:25pm

Completely wrong approach. I am sure Afghans have handed him a list of 160 people in return. With this action we have now lost the element of surprise, so any strikes in Afghanistan will not be productive. The only thing that can bring Afghans to cooperate is blocking all movement on the border and expelling all Afghans from Pakistan

Partha Feb 17, 2017 08:08pm

Very sad incident. My condolence to the families of braveheart.

T J Feb 18, 2017 12:50am

COAS Our prayers are with you. I hope these news are accurate because actions speak louder than words so show us action and take action against some(Most) of these nasty elements in Politics. If they are not sincere with Pakistan get rid of them. Peace in Pakistan and peace in the world.

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:12am

@M. Ahmed , including ISIS ? Heights of ignorance

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:16am

@Shaukat Ali Khan, why close the border only for six months? Why not till things settlement down, might be for next few long years?

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:15am

@Ayaz Ahmad Guru, what else can they do when the orders were given by corrupt politicians?

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:16am

@deepu, this is called as Diplomacy and after that nothing happens, life moves on with blame and counter blame

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:20am

@CITIZEN, for that to happen it should start with cleaning the mess from inside

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:26am

@Abdul Bhai, this is not a movie, wish others say the same with so called charity workers inside Pakistan

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:28am

@Mian M Amin(Old Ravian) , nice that you are now speaking like India, good luck with that approach

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:31am

@Rational , good someone has a nationalist view, hope the same sense prevail when messing around killing innocents of another country. After all, we are brothers no matter how much our rulers love to spread the message of hatred

HYDERABADi Feb 18, 2017 01:30am

@Abdul Bhai, they are quite busy stashing dollars in UK and other countries, hope Panamagate gets sortedout soon

Hamaad Feb 18, 2017 02:06am

Afghanistan is our brother country, but not those in NDS and their close associates.

Pallavi Feb 18, 2017 02:34am

@Shaukat Ali Khan Also close and seal India Pakistan border completely

super dawn Feb 18, 2017 02:57am

what if the afghan courts don't find the evidence sufficient ?

Sam Feb 18, 2017 05:28am

@Gurpreet Singh

But there was not enough "evidence", I get Afghanis can do the same

Inam Feb 18, 2017 05:52am

@Mahesh What India was able to do when we didnt comply India's demand?

Patel Feb 18, 2017 06:10am

@M. Ahmed India has nothing do with terrorism happening in Pakistan. India do not believe in supporting these monsters. As the whole world knows there is no terror camps allowed to establish on Indias soil.

T Chaudhry Feb 18, 2017 06:31am

Pakistan needs to take really serious action against terrorists. Asking Afghanistan to hand over the most wanted wont solve this issue. Accusing neighbouring country as if there are no terrorists in home. It seems to be pose to pacify people and make them believe that government is very anxious to put hands on cilprits. If government had a list and that too of 76 terrorists, why did not it put forward this demand before this immense loss of life?

Dr. Ramesh Sharma Feb 18, 2017 06:38am

@Harun al shEikh The important question is who created these terrorists.

Dr. Ramesh Sharma Feb 18, 2017 06:42am

@KhwarIzmi Who created that mess in Afghanistan?

mark Feb 18, 2017 07:22am

Non state actors carrying out attacks, AFG has nothing to do with it. Pakistan must have a dialogue with AFG and if they have any proof provide it to AFG so AFG can investigate, this blame game must stop.

BabaForpk Feb 18, 2017 10:04am

We need to build a wall between Pakistan and Afghanistan, seal it and deport Afghani's back no one allowed just like Trump. Period!!! No nonsense just business okay!

Hasan Habib Feb 18, 2017 10:45am

Why it was GHQ? Its the job of MOFA to deal with Foreign Missions.

Hasan Habib Feb 18, 2017 10:47am

@Abdul Please do not suggest such moves which could lead to greater disaster. We may misread moves and walk into trap. Sealing border and fight inside our boundary are best option.

Satyameva Jayate Feb 18, 2017 04:39pm

In a Democracy that job is done by the Foreign Office or Ministry of External Affairs.

mojazze Feb 18, 2017 05:20pm

Afghan government has its own problems with militant attacks.They should cooperate with Pakistan to control the situation on both sides of the border

Sam Feb 18, 2017 06:13pm

Afghanistan is brother country

Greenfingers Feb 18, 2017 06:35pm

Build a wall

Khan Feb 18, 2017 08:33pm

Pak Army should join hands with Afghan Army in their fight against terrorism inside Afghanistan.

malick Feb 18, 2017 08:58pm

Good step by COAS.

Prasanna Feb 18, 2017 10:14pm

@Jg well said

HUMAN Feb 19, 2017 12:53am

@Mahesh I hope you got your answer now.

perspective Feb 19, 2017 01:15am

@Gurpreet Singh so did Pakistan remember "sumjhota express"!!!!

perspective Feb 19, 2017 01:41am

@Raddi I'm sure, they will be getting so does the European countries and neighboring countries of Afghans but that's no the point, the cost is high for state and people of Pakistan were/are paying to this day, don't forget that it was people of Pakistan which contributed and helped Afghans for vast migration in history otherwise they will be living on border under the tent as how the conditions were/are on Iran borders where they no access to hospital or universities even no neighboring country are allowing them for anything except Pakistan

Kshama Feb 19, 2017 07:43am

Build foolproof impregnable wall not only on pak-afghan border but also on pak-india border

Shiraz Feb 19, 2017 08:26am

@Gurpreet Singh - After Afghanistan, will take care of India too.

Dr. Ramesh Sharma Feb 19, 2017 08:47am

@Kshama Are you going to ask USA or China to pay for the walls?

L.Ahmad Feb 19, 2017 09:47am

@Aamir We have done what we could do!!

N Khan Feb 19, 2017 10:04am

@SAM You are right, they should, and then they will know the outcome. Good luck to them, but dont forget to pray for their safe return.

Jaydeep Feb 19, 2017 01:15pm

@Shiraz Yeah Right !!! And India will sit and do nothing .