Pakistan PM renews support for Afghan peace negotiations
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, currently on a visit to Sri Lanka, said Pakistan had always stressed the need for an Afghan government that represented all communities.
The Associated Press of Pakistan news agency quoted him as saying that terrorist sanctuaries and hideouts in the tribal badlands near the Afghanistan border were being wiped out.
Based on actionable intelligence, the premier added, Pakistani security forces dealt a body blow to sleeper cells of different militantoutfits.
“Radicalisation and global terrorism cannot be eliminated until its root causes are addressed,” Sharif stressed, calling for resilience in efforts for peace and stability.
The premier said he was also deeply touched by his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi’s decision to fly to Lahore last month on his way back from Afghanistan. Over the next few days, foreign secretaries of the two countries will meet in Islamabad.
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