U.S. wants Pakistan to 'turn over' terrorists

State department official expects Pakistan to ‘do the right thing and turn over terrorists and honour its commitment

State department official expects Pakistan to ‘do the right thing and turn over terrorists and honour its commitment

They were also briefed about the terrorist threat emanating from the safe havens and sanctuaries in Afghanistan, which is resulting in loss of human life and damage to infrastructure in Pakistan.

In Washington, when asked to comment on Pakistans reported move, US Under Secretary of State Steve Goldstein said: "Were hopeful for future cooperation from Pakistan".

"We are fully aware of United States concerns on activities of Afghan nationals in Pakistan and we are already undertaking multiple actions through Operation Raddul Fasaad to deny any residual capacity to terrorists of all hue and colour for which return of Afghan refugees is an essential prerequisite".

Denying the presence of Daesh and Taliban leadership in Pakistan, Faisal said there were no safe havens of terrorists and Taliban leadership in Pakistan.

General Joseph L. Votel apprised the army chief about the U.S. decision regarding Security Assistance and Coalition Support Fund and said that the USA values Pakistan’s role towards war on terror and expected that ongoing turbulence remains a temporary phase.

Answering a question, Major General Asif Ghafoor said that has a role in destabilizing Pakistan through subversive activities and arrest of Kulbhushan Jadhav has vindicated our stance.

"Pakistan does not want to put a price on its sacrifices but wants them to be recognized", the minister said, adding that Pakistan will not allow the continuation of Afghanistan's war on its own territory.

"Yes, the demand for handing over terrorists seems new", said a long-time observer of US-Pakistan relations, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.

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India has contributed a great deal in terms of developmental aid to Afghanistan, the Pentagon said today, adding that the USA wants to work with India in the region.

Terrorists continue to operate freely inside Pakistan and there is a relationship between terrorist organisations and the establishment, he said.

According to ISPR DG, Pakistan provided Isaf all logistic and intelligence support to overcome terrorism in Afghanistan.

The statements made by the army chief came after he received two phone calls over the week; one from the commander of US CENTCOM and the other from US Senator to discuss the security cooperation between the two nations post US President Donald Trump's tweet. The accusation is so preposterous that India has not taken it seriously.

Specific US requests to Pakistan have always been a subject of much speculation, especially after the administration indicated it was willing to work with its one-time ally "one more time".

The military spokesman said that they have sent documents to Afghanistan pertaining to the management of long porous border between the two countries.

"We have to track down and eliminate that unseen enemy", he added.

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