Pakistan handed 27 Afghan Taliban, Haqqani militants to Kabul last year: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office spokesman Dr Mohammad Faisal said that 27 individuals suspected of belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Afghan (TTA) and Haqqani Network were handed over to Afghanistan in November 2017.
“Pakistan continues to push any suspected Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network elements to prevent them from using our soil for any terrorist activity in Afghanistan,” said Dr Mohammad Faisal said in a press statement.
“In this context, 27 individuals suspected of belonging to TTA & HN have been handed over to Afghanistan in November 2017.”
The spokesman noted that Pakistan had sacrificed 75,000 civilians & 6000 soldiers to the scourge of terrorism.
“we have one of the highest officer-to-soldier casualty rate globally and suffered economic losses worth USD 123bn,” he added.

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