Terror groups are using Afghan soil for terrorist activities against Pakistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Daesh and Jamaatul Ahrar groups are using Afghan soil for terrorist activities against Pakistan, says Pakistan’s Foreign Office on Thursday.

Responding to questions at the weekly news briefing in Islamabad today[Thursday], Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said there is also a network of Indian intelligence agency RAW in Afghanistan which is involved in terrorist activities.

He said Pakistan has shared evidence with Afghanistan in this regard.

He said Mullah Fazlullah and mastermind of the terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar are also in Afghanistan.

He said the issue of opium cultivation and drug production poses a serious threat to the socio-economic development, security and stability of Afghanistan but the surrounding region also. When asked about the denial of entry to estranged Baloch leader Mehran Marri by Switzerland, Dr Muhammad Faisal said Pakistan continues to impress upon friendly countries to deny space to individuals posing threat to sovereignty and territorial integrity of Pakistan. He noted it is not in favour of any country to allow terrorists on its soil.

To a question, the spokesperson said the US defence secretary is expected to visit Pakistan in the next few weeks. Dates are being worked out.

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