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Defence Minister says Afghan soil is being used for attacks on pakistan

Khawaja Asif also said that some countries were supporting Pakistan and they want the country to complete the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme for the survival of Pakistan.

ISLAMABAD: After Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif also said that cross-border attacks are taking place from Afghanistan.

He said that terrorists are using Afghanistan to carry out attack against Pakistan.

Speaking in a TV programme on Monday night, minister said that the Afghan government promised Islamabad that they would not allow anyone to use their land against Pakistan.

He said “The Pakistani government is in constant touch with Afghanistan in connection with border violations.”

He said that in a recent briefing, General (retd) Qamar Javed Bajwa and General (retd) Faiz Hameed gave a briefing to the the National Assembly about the Pak-Afghan talks and their subsequent developments. He, nevertheless, said the talks did not produce any positive results.

Defence Minister revealed that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province recorded 58% of all terrorist attacks in Pakistan.

Meanwhile, after KP province, Balochistan faced the most attacks while Sindh and Punjab reported fewer attacks, he added.

Khawaja Asif turned down Imran Khan’s allegations against Gen. Bajwa’s involvement in the no-confidence and ouster of Imran Khan from power.

He said that the no-confidence was tabled in the parliament and how could Bajwa influence it.

Federal Minister said that PTI chief Imran Khan was accusing everyone, including the United States and institutions for his ouster.

Khawaja Asif also said that some countries were supporting Pakistan and they want the country to complete the International Monetary Fund (IMF) programme for the survival of Pakistan.

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