Pakistan asks Afghanistan to handover 76 wanted terrorists

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RAWALPINDI: After a wave of terror attacks across country, Pakistan Army summoned Afghan Embassy official to the GHQ and handed over them a list of 76 most wanted terrorists hiding in Afghanistan.
Pakistan on Friday summoned officials of the Afghan embassy to the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan.
According to a statement by DG Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, Deputy Head of Mission and other officials of the Afghan Embassy were summoned to the army headquarters where they were provided a list of 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan. They were told to take immediate action these militants or hand them over to Pakistan. “Afghanistan was asked to either take “immediate action” against the named terrorists or hand them over to Pakistan,” he said.
The move comes two days after a senior Afghan diplomat was summoned to the Foreign Office in Islamabad to receive protest over the use of territory of his country for launching terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
The Afghan diplomat was given a demarche containing details of the recent terrorist attacks and supporting information.
United Nations and European Commission (UN&EC) Additional Secretary Tasnim Aslam in her meeting with the Afghan official had raised the “grave concern [Pakistan has] about the continuing terrorist attacks on Pakistani soil by the terrorist outfit Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JA) [operating] from its sanctuaries inside Afghanistan”.

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