Terrorists using Afghan soil against Pakistan: ISPR

Director general says no dialogue with PTI unless it earnestly apologizes in front of nation, promises to adopt “constructive politics” and forgoes “politics of anarchy”.

RAWALPINDI: Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Maj Gen Ahmed Sharif Chaudhry on Tuesday said terrorists were using Afghan soil to carry out their activities against Pakistan. 

Addressing a press conference here, he said despite Pakistan’s support to the interime Afghan government, Kabul has so far not fulfilled its promise of not allowing Afghan soil to be used by terrorists to carry out their activities in Pakistan. 

He said terror elements hiding in Afghanistan were involved in the recent incidents inside Pakistan. We have all the evidence and have shared them with the Taliban authorities in Kabul for action, he added.

He said the plot to kill five Chinese engineers in an attack in Bisham on March 26 was hatched in Afghanistan.

The ISPR chief said that Pakistan had played a leading role in the war on terrorism and will continue to do so till the terrorists and their supporters and facilitators were neutralized.

He said under the government decision, 0.56 million illegal Afghan nationals have returned to their country and hundreds of thousands others were still in Pakistan. They are a burden on the economy of Pakistan and most of them are also involved in crimes in the country.

Freedom of expression

The ISPR chief said that no one would be allowed to carry out a campaign against state institutions on the garb of freedom of expression.

He said how propaganda was launched against the Supreme Court of Pakistan judges abd how resources of the KP government were used to stage an attack on the federal government.

If such elements are allowed to carry out its activities one day they would not spare the armed forces of Pakistan.

It may be mentioned here that the army spokesperson held the press conference when exactly about a year ago the PTI supporters had vandalized military installations in different parts of the country after the arrest of the party founder Imran Khan.

He said talks  with the PTI could happen only if it “earnestly apologizes in front of the nation”, promises to adopt “constructive politics” and forgoes “politics of anarchy”.

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