Thursday , August 24 2017

PAK Army Chief Gen Raheel asks US to bomb TTP hideouts inside Afghanistan

PAK Army Chief Gen Raheel asks US to bomb TTP hideouts inside Afghanistan

RAWALPINDI: In a meeting with senior US officials at GHQ on Friday Pakistan Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, demanded attack on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and their chief Mullah Fazlullah in their hideouts in Afghanistan.

Talking to Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson and US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson, Gen Raheel said “Pakistan will not allow Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies to foment terrorism in the country”.

Pakistan’s commitment towards the war against terrorism and effective border management with Afghanistan in order to promote regional peace and stability was reaffirmed by Army Chief.

Recollecting the May 21 US drone strike in Balochistan which had killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Mansour Gen Raheel and termed it a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty. He highlighted how the drone strike negatively affected the mutual trust and respect between the two countries and the gains made during Pakistan’s own war on terror.

He told the visiting dignitaries that it is unfortunate that Pakistan is blamed for instability in Afghanistan, adding that Pakistan has always expressed its readiness to work for a long term peace process for Afghanistan under the Quadrilateral Coordination Group (QCG) framework.