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Pakistan wants elimination of TTP sanctuaries on Afghan soil

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office of Pakistan on Thursday stressed the need for eliminating the sanctuaries of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and other militants within Afghanistan.  Foreign Office Spokesman Dr Muhammad Faisal said the United States and Nato troops stationed in the war-torn country would have take effective measures to remove the reservations of Islamabad with regard to TTP sanctuaries in Afghanistan. He said Pakistan had time and again asked the US to provide intelligence-based information about presence…

Pakistan wiped out sanctuaries of all terrorist groups: DG ISPR

DUBAI: Pakistan has eliminated sanctuaries of all terrorist groups, including the Haqqani Network, from its soil through a well-thought-out military campaign, said Major General Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations.  In an interview with Gulf News, he said Pakistan had to pay a huge price in the offensive against militants, which included loss of over 75,000 lives and more than $123 billion to the national exchequer. DG ISPR stressed the importance for resolving all long-standing…

Pakistan must take action against terrorists sanctuaries, says US

WASHINGTON: The United States says it expects Islamabad to take action against alleged terrorists sanctuaries inside Pakistan, a top American diplomat has said. Deputy secretary of state John J Sullivan, who recently returned from a visit to Afghanistan, said the US also expects Pakistan to contribute to a lasting and enduring peace in the region. "That was certainly part of my conversations with the Afghan leadership," Sullivan said in a briefing with reporters on his return, according to Press Trust of India. "We…

No more terrorist sanctuaries exist in Pakistan, says prime minister

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Friday said Pakistan had achieved remarkable success against terrorism and there existed no more sanctuaries of terrorists on the soil of the country. "The tide has been turned against terrorists and their capacity to conduct activities has been immensely curtailed," he said while addressing the participants of National Security and War Course here at the National Defence University in Islamabad. Read More: Security agencies arrest 16 suspected terrorists in Karachi raid…