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Pak told to take decisive action against terrorists: U.S. envoy

Pakistan is committed to peace in Afghanistan – Islamabad has always vied for a stable and prosperous Afghanistan Pak told to take decisive action against terrorists: U.S. envoy
Melinda Barton | 07 November, 2017, 01:41

He suggested USA to share timely intelligence with Pakistan to improve border management with Afghanistan.

He said it was time for Pakistan to join United States efforts to deny any opportunity to terrorists to launch cross border attacks in Afghanistan so that they could not see an alternative to a negotiated settlement.

While speaking to the media at a session under Track 2-1.5 dialogue Monday, Hale said U.S. wants Pakistan to deal with all the [terrorist] groups in the same way.

India has maintained that there is no role for a third party in resolving the Kashmir issue which Pakistan says is the "core issue" in the Indo-Pak relations.

Pakistan's ambassador to Afghanistan, Zahid Nasrullah Khan, confirmed the deadly attack.

He emphasized that SAARC should be activated and steps taken for promotion of regional trade as the region has always been suffering due to instability in Afghanistan.

"It is not our problem", Asif said referring to the refugees.

Mr Asif said Pakistan would not allow its soil to be used against any other country.

Khawaja Asif said in the era of challenging and complex worldwide relations, states should focus on long term partnerships and cooperation.

While pointing out security challenges in Pakistan, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Monday has said that the safe havens of terrorists in Afghanistan are creating troubles in our country. "Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan".

"Our South Asia strategy also looks toward Pakistan for a decisive action against all terrorist groups operation from its soil", said Hale.

Later talking to media, the Foreign Minister said differences in Pak-US bilateral relations are only misperceptions which are being put aside by continued dialogue.