Afghan elements perpetrating terror in Pakistan: PM

ISLAMABAD: Days after the Bacha Khan University attack in Charsadda, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said elements in Afghanistan are carrying out terror attacks in Pakistan.

“We did not accuse anyone after Charsadda attack; however, cross-border terrorism must stop,” the premier said while speaking to media in London on Sunday.

In response to a question regarding the Pathankot attack, the prime minister said he “personally asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to provide us intelligence and we will investigate it.”

We are working on leads and will soon bring the investigation before media, added the premier.

Regarding the continuing National Action Plan (NAP) against terrorism, Nawaz said the government was implementing it across the country but admitted progress had often been slow.

“In certain areas of NAP the progress is slow, but in many other areas work has been started,” he said.

The prime minister added that Pakistan supported peace and stability in Afghanistan.

“The quadrilateral group is working to bring back peace in Afghanistan as the only way out to the Afghan conflict is through dialogue.”

In response to another question, the PM said Pakistan took the decision to mediate in the Saudi-Iran conflict by itself, which was lauded by world leaders.

“Effects of the mediation will soon be visible to everyone,” he added.

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