Follow Us:
Saturday, May 21, 2022

Have voiced concern to Pakistan over terror safe havens: US

The US has also voiced concern after India and Afghanistan hit out at Pakistan at the Heart of Asia conference for tolerance of terror safe havens.

By: PTI | Washington |
December 8, 2016 1:35:09 pm
US, Pakistan, US dollar, USD, USD to pakistan, US dollar pakistan, Pakistan-US, Haqqani, Haqqani network, Ted poe, US congressman Ted Poe, Poe, Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Obama, US news,world news The US have expressed its concerns to Pakistan with regard to tolerance for Afghan Taliban groups operating from Pakistani soil (Source: File)

The US has said it has voiced concern to the Pakistani leadership over the country’s tolerance of terror safe havens for Afghan Taliban groups like
the dreaded Haqqani Network, days after India and Afghanistan hit out at Islamabad for its support to extremist outfits. “We have consistently expressed our concerns to the highest levels of Government of Pakistan about their continued tolerance for Afghan Taliban groups such as the Haqqani Network operating from Pakistan soil,” State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner told reporters.

Watch what else is making news: 

“We continue to encourage the Government of Pakistan and Afghanistan, rather — both governments to cooperate in their counter-terrorism operations and efforts because that’s only going to contribute to regional stability,” Toner said in response to a question. Meanwhile, Special Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi met Under Secretary of State Tony Blinken on December 5.”They discussed a range of bilateral and regional issues, including regional stability and counter-terrorism cooperation,” Toner said.

Toners remarks come days after India and Afghanistan hit out at an isolated Pakistan at the Heart of Asia conference for sponsoring and supporting terrorism and called for “resolute action” against terrorists as well as their masters. Short of naming Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his inaugural address at the Heart of Asia meet had said,”The growing arc of terrorist violence endangers our entire region.

Best of Express Premium

What makes KuCoin P2P Trading Platform a Good Choice To Buy Crypto?Premium
Airtel Demonstrates Immersive Video Entertainment On 5G; Recreates Kapi...Premium
Is It A Good Idea To Keep One Account For All Your Financial Transactions?Premium
Touching The Sky : SIMS, Pune Alumni On A Path To Make A DifferencePremium

As such, support for voices of peace in Afghanistan alone is not enough.” Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had accused Pakistan of launching an “undeclared war” against his country by covertly supporting terror networks including the Taliban.

Latest Comment
View All Comments
Post Comment
Read Comments

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

For all the latest World News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard

Featured Stories

When Reema Lagoo kept crying after Renuka Shahane's death scene in Hum Aa...
Pooja Hegde on big back-to-back flops Radhe Shyam, Beast, Acharya: 'I kno...
Anees Bazmee on Akshay Kumar not starring in Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2: 'He is to...
Forensic teaser: Vikrant Massey, Radhika Apte try to solve mystery around...
Arrested over Gyanvapi post, DU associate professor Ratan Lal gets bail
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X