RAW NDS nexus behind terrorism in Pakistan
ISLAMABAD – Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal has said that they were aware of Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and National Directorate of Security (NDS) nexus.
Addressing a weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, he said that recent terrorist attack in Quetta has been traced back to Afghanistan, adding that this reinforces our stance that the terrorist safe havens in Afghanistan are being used for attacks on Pakistani territory. He said these attacks must stop.
The spokesperson denied the presence of Daesh and Taliban leadership in Pakistan.
Dr Muhammad Faisal went on to say that both Pakistan and the United States continue to communication with each other on various issues of mutual interests at different levels.
“Pakistan has been facilitating the US led mission in Afghanistan through air and ground lines of communication for the last sixteen years,” he said.
Pakistan’s support to the US has been critical in dealing with the challenges of terrorism in the region, the spokesman said, adding that our cooperation also helped to secure the region and decimate Al-Qaeda which has also been acknowledged by the US leadership.
Dr Muhammad Faisal reminded that Pakistan has fought the war on terror largely from its own resources which cost it 120 billion dollars over the last 15 years.
He said arbitrary deadlines, unilateral pronouncements and shifting goalposts are counterproductive in addressing the common threat.