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Pakistan yet to act against terrorist safe havens: Abdullah

Pakistan yet to act against terrorist safe havens: Abdullah

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Nov 21, 2017 - 20:08

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer Abdullah Abdullah has informed the United Nations Secretary General of no change in Pakistaninfo-icon’s policy on terrorist safe havens, a statement said on Tuesday.

Abdullah, who met UN chief Antonio Gutter in New York, drew a clear picture of Afghanistaninfo-icon political, security and regional situation and talked about the new US strategy for Afghanistan and South Asia, efforts for regional cooperation and durable peace and stability in his country.

Abdullah said Afghanistan fully supported the new US strategy because the demands of the war-torn country had been embodied in the plan.

The Afghan CEO said terrorists after losing the ability to face Afghan security forces were now hitting sort targets in cities.

He claimed there was no change in Pakistan’s counter-terrorism policy to eliminate terrorists and their safe havens. They expected Pakistan would avail the opportunity at its best and would cooperate in the war on terror with Afghanistan and the international community.

Referring to counter-narcotics effort, Abdullah said the government was determined to eradicating cultivation and smuggling of the illicit substance and fresh raids had been conducted on factories processing drugs.

He said the unity government was committed to implementing its reform agenda and eradicating corruption. In this regard, he continued, necessary changes had been brought to the election bodies, which would conduct Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon, district council and presidential elections in future.

Abdullah said the government was willing to talk to militants who wanted to renounce violence and choose the path of reconciliation.

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