Pakistan asks US to "Do More" in eliminating terrorists sanctuaries in Afghanistan

Pakistan asks US to

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has called upon the Afghan government and the Resolution Support Mission to do more to eliminate terrorists' sanctuaries within Afghanistan.

At his weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal pointed out that Pakistan has continuously highlighted the presence of TTP's sanctuaries in Afghanistan and it is a matter of satisfaction that the US is addressing the issue. However, he said more needs to be done.

The spokesperson categorically stated that there is no organized presence of terrorist groups in Pakistan. He said we have been carrying out intelligence based operations to eliminate the remnant elements.

He said Pakistan has also asked the US government to share intelligence for definite action against terrorists on our soil.

Responding to a question, the spokesperson said Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was recently on a private visit to the United States where he held talks with the US Vice President and other US officials on bilateral relations and the situation in Afghanistan.