• publish: 24 November 2017
  • time: 10:29 am
  • category: Politics
  • No: 5178

Pakistani Taliban, ISIS, Jamatul Ahrar using Afghan soil against Pakistan

Pakistani Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal on Thursday said that the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Daesh and Jamatul Ahrar groups were using Afghan soil to carry out terrorist activities in Pakistan.

At a weekly news briefing, the spokesman said Indian intelligence agency RAW’s network in Afghanistan was also involved in the terrorist activities inside Pakistan while evidence in this regard had already been shared with Kabul. “Mullah Fazlullah and mastermind of terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar are also in Afghanistan,” he said.

The spokesman said the issue of opium cultivation and drugs production posed a serious threat to the socio-economic development, security and stability of not only Afghanistan but the surrounding region also. He said that 43 per cent of Afghanistan’s land was under the control of terrorist organizations, including the militant Islamic State (IS) group.

He also said that the Afghan government needed to take urgent steps for eradication of the menace through enforcement of law, provision of alternative livelihoods and public information campaigns consistent with the international drug conventions.

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