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Pakistan Army authorised to chase terrorists in Afghanistan

Pakistan Army authorised to chase terrorists in Afghanistan

Feb 21, 2017 - 08:57

KABUL (Pajhwok): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has authorised the country armed forces for cross boarder action against terrorist groups, a media report said on Tuesday.

According to, Pakistan finance minister told the upper house that the Army had been empowered to act against terrorists across the border after obtaining concrete evidence that Afghan soil had been used to launch recent acts of terrorism in the country.

Ishaq Dar said it had been established beyond doubt that foreign soil had been used to orchestrate the two latest attacks — in Lahore and in Hayatabad.

He recalled Pakistan’s commitment that its soil would not be allowed to be used for terrorism in any country and noted that time had come to ensure that no other country’s soil was used against Pakistan.

Relation between Afghanistan and Pakistan strained after terrorist attacks in the neighbouring. Pakistani officials accused Afghanistan for not acting against terrorist groups who they claimed were responsible for fresh bout of violence in different parts of Pakistan.

Afghanistan strongly denied the allegation and said the country was victim of terrorism and took effective action against Daesh and other militants groups.

The two countries had been involved in blame game over the issue of terrorism. Pakistan also closed border with Afghanistan and launched mortar and artillery shelling into Afghanistan.