RAWALPINDI, Pakistan: Pakistan army has said that the Afghan Ministry of Defense’s response to the Operation ‘Khyber-4’ is unwarranted, and runs counter to its efforts for better Pak-Afghan coordination and cooperation.
Last Sunday, the Inter-Services Public Relations announced the launch of Operation Khyber-4 under Radd-ul-Fasaad to wipe out terrorists in the Rajgal Valley area of Khyber agency.
But in a reaction, the Afghan defence minister said that Pakistan military should have launched the military operations in terrorist centers placed in Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Quetta under monitoring of the US and China.
“Military operations need to be launched in both sides of the Durand Line. Everyone understand the terrorist centers are located in Pakistan; Quetta Council, Peshawar Council and Miranshah Council that are Taliban groups,” the Spokesman of the Afghan minister of defence Dawlat Waziri said.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the IPSR said that the information about Operation Khyber-4 has been shared (twice verbally and in written) with the Afghan forces as well as Resolute Support Mission, and Office of Defense Representative Pakistan (ODRP).
The ISPR said that Pakistan army looks forward for trust based security coordination and cooperation for fight against common enemy.
It said that rhetoric of blames and suggestive allegations are agenda of forces working against order and peace in the region which should be avoided.