Over 250,000 Pakistani troops deployed at western borders

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Over 250,000 Pakistani troops deployed at western borders

ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan has fought the war on terror with its own resources and there are no safe havens for any terrorist outfit in Pakistan.

In an interview, Abbasi said the government has taken a clear and unanimous stance over the US leadership’s statements, which has been appreciated and acknowledged by the world, Radio Pakistan <link> reported.

The premier reiterated that there are no attacks taking place from Pakistan on Afghanistan soil. He further said Pakistan has deployed about 250,000 troops on its western border and completely dismantled all hideouts of terrorists.

Speaking about political situation in the country, Abbasi categorically stated that the government will complete its term so that democratic process could move forward.

He called upon all political parties to demonstrate their sincerity to Pakistan by adhering to the democratic system. Abbasi said holding sit-ins and sowing seeds of unrest in the society will only undermine the country.

The PM urged all parties to concentrate on the general elections to be held this year.

Abbasi had earlier declared himself mystified by US threats to cut off funding, saying that the US financial assistance was “very, very insignificant” and that Pakistan was “on the forefront of the war on terror”.

In an interview with the Guardian, Abbasi said that reports that the US was considering cuts of up to $2bn in security assistance were bewildering because of the total aid Pakistan – civilian and military – actually received was a tiny fraction of that amount.