Haqqani network operates from Afghanistan, not Pakistan: Foreign Office

Haqqani network operates from Afghanistan, not Pakistan: Foreign Office

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Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria

The Pakistan Foreign Office (FO) on Thursday reiterated that the Haqqani network, held responsible for numerous high-profile attacks in Afghanistan, operates from Afghanistan and not from Pakistani soil.

The FO also added that the fact is evident as many of the organisation’s leaders have been killed in the neighbouring country.

Zakaria also termed US Senator John McCain’s recent visit to Pakistan as positive, saying the republican senator, who heads the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, “praised Pakistan’s efforts to combat terrorism, Taliban and other militant networks”.

Commenting on the recent inclusion of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin in the Global Terrorist Watchlist by the US government, the FO spokesperson termed it an ‘unjustified’ action.

The FO, referring to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei’s statement on Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), welcomed the statement.

Ayatollah Khamenei on Monday had urged his country’s judiciary to extend support to the “oppressed” Muslims of Kashmir.

Zakaria said the Muslim Ummah is worried about the human rights violations in IOK by Indian forces, adding that the secretary general of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has also denounced atrocities in IOK.

Commenting on the recent inclusion of Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin in the Global Terrorist Watchlist by the US government, the FO spokesperson termed it an ‘unjustified’ action.

Crackdown in Kashmir ahead of Wani’s death anniversary

A crackdown has been launched in IOK ahead of the first death anniversary of martyred freedom fighter Burhanuddin Wani.

Internet services have been suspended once again in the valley, while Hurriyet leaders Mirwaiz Umer Farooq and Syed Ali Gilani were put under house arrest while Yasin Malik was arrested by the Indian forces.

SOURCEGeo News
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