The impasse over sanctuaries – The News

It is really unfortunate to note that both US and Afghanistan continue to blame Pakistan for providing sanctuaries to terrorists on its soil and being responsible for all acts of terrorism in Afghanistan.

This is done despite the fact that Pakistan has participated in every bilateral and multilateral initiative to promote Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation in Afghanistan, and taken decisive and indiscriminate action against all the terrorists outfits based in North Waziristan. Pakistan has also initiated unilateral action to fence the Pak-Afghan border and made several overtures towards the Afghan government for cooperative efforts to deal with terrorism, and also recently concluded the Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and stability (APAPPS),.

There has been re-engagement between US and Pakistan to remove the haze about the sanctuaries. Some new ground has been broken to find an amicable solution to …. Read More on The News

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