Islamabad, Aug 24: Top civil-military leadership in Pakistan on Thursday rejected US allegations that it was harbouring and sheltering terrorists, and asserted that Islamabad would not allow militants to use its soil against any country.
The comments came after a meeting here of the tiol Security Committee, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The meeting was attended by senior civil and military officials, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee and service chiefs, besides the Defence, Interior, Foreign Affairs and Fince Ministers.
Inter-Services Intelligence Director General Lt Gen veed Mukhtar and tiol Security Adviser Lt Gen sser Janjua (retd) were also in attendance, Geo News reported. The meeting that lasted for five hours discussed in detail the US policy review for South Asia and Afghanistan. Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and high-ranking military officials briefed the meeting on US President Dold Trump’s policy and future strategy for the region.
The meeting said that the entire world, including the US, was aware and had admitted to Pakistan’s struggle and achievements in the war on terror. “We had made sincere efforts to maintain peace in Afghanistan,” the meeting said. US setors had been taken on tours of the tribal areas cleared by the security forces. The meeting decided to take all the parties, including the friendly countries, on board at diplomatic level.
Sources said the Director General of Military Operations also briefed the meeting over the ongoing military operations along the Pakistan-Afghan border as well as the interl security situation of the country and the situation at the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. (IANS)