Islamabad: After being blamed for not taking a sufficient action to combat terror groups operating from its ground, Pakistan on Tuesday stated that it is ready to completely destroy the “safe havens” of Haqqani Network if the US presents solid evidence of their involvement.
The Pakistan foreign minister Mr. Khawaja Asif said that they are ready to join US ops to remove Haqqani safe havens. He also added that the US authorities arriving later in the month has been invited to avail more information to prove their claim of haqqani militants taking refuge in the land of Pakistan.
The foreign minister of Pakistan Mr. Asif also stated that “We have invited American authorities to visit Pakistan with evidence of Haqqani network’s safe havens in the country. If they find any indications related to Haqqanis in the targeted areas, our troops, along with the US, would vanish them once and for all.”
Ready to cooperative with the operation
Asif reported, ahead of the visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis, shows a change in Islamabad’s stance which has so far resisted the direct connection of US troops on its soil.
According to Asif, the proposal for a combined operation was also offered to Afghanistan, when the Pakistan Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa visited in Kabul last month.
The proposal is also measured a concession on part of Pakistan, which has faced criticism for the last several months for “to give shelter to the agents of chaos and terror” on its land.
Also added, as the Pakistan Foreign Minister appealed willingness of the nation to work along with US and Afghanistan to remove terror from the country, he continued to put his dissention over the recent remarks made by
US President Donald Trump and his senior officials.
Asif voiced, Pakistan would not accept the charge of not to taking “sufficient” effort in the war against terrorism, even if it tends to deterioration of relation between Islamabad and Washington.