Thursday, June 13

Pakistan Delivers Strong Demarche to the Afghan Interim Government in Context of today’s Deadly Attack

Pakistan Delivers Strong Demarche to the Afghan Interim Government in Context of today’s Deadly Attack

Pakistan Delivers Strong Demarche to the Afghan Interim Government in Context of today’s Deadly Attack

Foreign Secretary called-in the Chargé d’Affaires (Cd’A) of Afghan Interim Government (AIG) to deliver Pakistan’s strong demarche in the context of today’s deadly terrorist attack on Pakistan’s security forces’ post in Daraban, Dera Ismail Khan. The attack, whose responsibility has been claimed by Tehreek-e-Jihad Pakistan, a terrorist group affiliated with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), resulted in multiple causalities, including shahadat of twenty-three security personnel.

The Cd’A of AIG was asked to immediately convey to the Afghan Interim Government to:

o Fully investigate and take stern action against perpetrators of the recent attack;

o Publicly condemn the terrorist incident at the highest level;

o Take immediate verifiable actions against all terrorist groups (including their leadership) and their sanctuaries;

o Apprehend and handover the perpetrators of the attack and the TTP leadership in Afghanistan to the Government of Pakistan; and

o Take all necessary measures to deny the persistent use of Afghan soil for terrorism against Pakistan.

Today’s terrorist attack is yet another reminder of the terrorist threat to peace and stability in the region. We must act resolutely with all our collective might to defeat this menace. On its part, Pakistan remains steadfast in its commitment to combat terrorism.

Editor: Raja Kamran