ISLAMABAD: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (FO) on Thursday vehemently rejected reports that Pakistan had postponed out air strikes in Afghanistan, calling them “completely unfounded and malicious.”
Statement came hours after reports surfaced that Pakistan had moved out air strikes in Nangarhar province in Afghanistan.
The Afghan newspaper Hasht-e-Subh Daily, citing sources, reported that Pakistan “bombed targets in Salalah district in neighborhood of Gushtinsky district” on Thursday morning.
development happening against the backdrop in attacks across the country believed to have been planned and directed by leaders of the outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), based in Afghanistan.
TTP with ideological ties with Afghan Taliban executed around more over 100 attacks last yearmost of what happened after August, when the peace talks with Pakistan government started to wobble. The ceasefire has officially ended last year on November 28th TPP.
it also comes after the National Security Committee (NSC) categorically appealed to Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers not directly call them to deny safe haven to Pakistani terrorist groups on their land and end their patronage, while affirming their intention to crush terrorist groups operating inside the country with full force.
The uncharacteristically harsh statement made at the end of At a meeting of the National Security Council, which lasted two days, it was said: “The security of Pakistan is uncompromising, and full prescription of the state will be saved on every inch of (sic) the territory of Pakistan.”
The committee agreed on number of steps deal with with deteriorating security situation also drawn Attention of number of important capitals that motivate them to issue recommendations for their citizens living here.
The most important of all these actions were supposed to send an unambiguous signal to neighboring Afghanistan to stop all its support to TTP. “No country will be allowed to provide safe haven and assistance to terrorists and Pakistan reserves all rights. in it’s respect to protect her people”, the KNB said in a statement.
warning was sent out in in the middle of escalation of the war of words between two countries over TPP and the border dispute.
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