ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: In a tit-for-tat move, the Afghan government has also handed over a list of 85 terrorists and 32 terrorist training centers inside Pakistan to Islamabad, demanding an immediate actions against them.
In a letter given to Pakistan authorities through the Afghan envoy in Islamabad on Monday, the Afghan Ministry of Foreign Affairs asked Pakistan to take immediate actions against 32 terrorist training centers which are operating on Pakistani soil against Afghanistan.
The Afghan government also gave the names of 85 terrorists including those belonging to the Haqqani Network so that Pakistan takes actions to arrest and hand them over to the Afghan government for being responsible for crimes against the Afghan people.
In a statement posted on its Facebook page, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Afghanistan said that the initial response of the Pakistani authorities was positive this morning and we hope that the government of Pakistan takes practical steps in this regard.
It said that the Afghan government once again desires to discuss and take responsible actions jointly with the government of Pakistan on the lists and concerns of both sides, particularly within the framework of quadrilateral cooperation group.
The Afghan foreign ministry also said that the government of Afghanistan emphasizes that if violence continues against the people of Afghanistan, it will continue its efforts to increase sanctions against all terrorist groups and their supporters through international mechanisms, especially the United Nations.
It is pertinent to mention here that earlier this month following the Lahore and Sehwan Sharif suicide blasts, Pakistan army had given a list of 76 terrorists mostly belonging Jamaat-ul-Ahrar to the Afghan authorities, and demanded their immediate hand over to Pakistan.