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Time for Afghanistan to contribute in war against terror: DG ISPR

KARACHI: Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor said on Thursday Pakistan has done enough in war against terrorism and the time has come for Afghanistan to make contributions on its side.

In an exclusive interview to ARY News’s Power Play programme hosted by Arshad Sharif, the DG ISPR said the security forces have restored peace in the country with effective action against terrorists who have been on run as result of the countrywide anti-terror operations.

“Now Afghanistan has to take effective measures against terrorists taking refuge on its soil,” he said.

He said waging war against terrorism was a difficult phase but the determination of entire nation to uproot the menace of terrorism and through monumental efforts of security agencies all terror networks in the Federally Administrated Tribal Areas (FATA) were dismantled.

Coming on Pak-US relations, Maj Gen Ghafoor said Pakistan could not be held responsible for US failure to restore peace in Afghanistan.

He stressed effective border management with Afghanistan to curb terrorist movement. “Fencing on 2600-km-long border with Afghanistan has already begun and there will be a significant improvement in border management in future,” he added.

Referring to US accusations, he said the global terror outfit ‘Al-Qaeda’ had not been defeated by the US, if the country would have been supporting it.

He said Pakistan desires peace in Afghanistan like no other country does as the unrest in the neighbouring country has been affecting peace in Pakistan.



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