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Stanikzai, Barmak in Islamabad with message from Ghani

Stanikzai, Barmak in Islamabad with message from Ghani

Jan 31, 2018 - 14:39

KABULinfo-icon/PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday sent his spymaster and interior minister to Islamabad to share evidence of involvement of Pakistaninfo-icon-based militants in the latest wave of attacks in Kabul.

National Directorate of Security (NDSinfo-icon) -- Afghan intelligence service -- head Masoum Stanikzai and Interior Minister Wais Ahmad Barmak arrived in Pakistan around noon.

The two-member delegation, a well-placed source told Pajhwok Afghan News, had strong evidence of complicity of the Haqqani networkinfo-icon and Talibaninfo-icon in the terrorist assaults. Both groups have sanctuaries in Pakistan.

The delegates would meet COAS Gen. Asif Bajwa and ISIinfo-icon chief Naveed Mukhtar and demand the perpetrators must be handed over to Afghanistaninfo-icon.

In Islamabad, Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal said the delegation had a message from President Ashraf Ghani and would hold discussions on cooperation.


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