Pakistan demands ‘immediate action’ against 76 terrorists in Afghanistan
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to protest over the recent terrorists attack reportedly carried out from Afghan soil.
According to the Director-General Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Afghan officials were handed a list of 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan.
The Afghan government was asked to either take “immediate action” against them or hand them over to Pakistan.
Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding in Afg. Asked to take immediate action / be handed over to Pakistan.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) February 17, 2017
The move comes after a surge in recent terror attacks in Pakistan including the bombing at Sufi shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan, in Sindh, which killed at least 75 people and injured more than 100.
Pakistan on Thursday also closed the border for Afghanistan with immediate effect till further notice over security reasons. Earlier, the Foreign Office had summoned the deputy envoy of Afghanistan to protest over the use the Afghan soil to launch terrorist attacks within Pakistan.