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In a telephonic conversation with Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz underlined that the government and the people of Pakistan were in a state of deep anguish and pain at the recent terrorist incidents in various parts of Pakistan, which had resulted in the loss of precious human lives.

Aziz told Atmar that the banned terrorist outfit, Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JA), had accepted responsibility for the acts of terror, and expressed serious concerns that the terrorist outfit continued to operate from its sanctuaries and safe havens in Afghanistan while Pakistan's calls to Afghan officials regarding their existence went unheeded.

Aziz also told the Afghan adviser that terrorism was a common threat and its elimination required close cooperation between the two countries.

He said it was important that the Afghan government take strong action against such elements and reaffirm that its soil would not be used for terrorism in Pakistan.

He emphasized that cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan was vital for effectively combating the scourge of terrorism and that effective border management was required to prevent the movement of terrorist elements across the border.


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KHALID YOUSAFZAI (UK) Feb 17, 2017 04:28pm

Mr Sartaj what good have you done so far. You only issue statements

vIJAY Feb 17, 2017 04:53pm

I guess you are fooling your nation. Look within, pointing towards Afghanistan is a convenient escape.

white thunder Feb 17, 2017 04:53pm

Don't blame durand line for all your failures.

The end is near Feb 17, 2017 04:55pm

There is no time for discussions left any more. A fast, precise and urgent action is required before another suicide blast occurs and more innocent lives are lost. Please take this matter seriously.

Khan Feb 17, 2017 05:12pm

Mr SA Pakistan need a better afghan policy !!! and less statements Sir

kaliraja thangamani Feb 17, 2017 05:32pm

India also must join Pakistan and Afghanistan in the fight against terrorism.

Raheel The great Feb 17, 2017 06:35pm

Your statements are hollow and won't give any security for Pakistanis

PrakashG Feb 17, 2017 06:52pm

The international community needs to take note of the daily massacre of innocent people in Pakistan. Also, UN should send observers to Pakistan to independently assess the situation and suggest measures.

Maverik Feb 17, 2017 07:21pm

@vIJAY We don't need any unwanted advice from the country that is responsible for this carnage. Keep your advice with yourself.

Mohammad Aryubi Feb 18, 2017 01:03am

Hopefully, the recent spike in terrorist incidents in different parts of Pakistan is an eye opener for the Pakistani rulers that stability in their country depends on national security in Afghanistan

Hugh Jorgen Feb 18, 2017 05:30am

@Maverik BRAVO!!!! Always look outside, never within. It's painful.

Donn Feb 18, 2017 10:33am

@Maverik Grow up and start to accept some responsibility.

Babar Feb 18, 2017 11:29am

Just talk and no results