Pak urges Afghanistan to stop blame game

ANI | Updated: Feb 03, 2018 17:27 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Feb. 3 (ANI): Pakistan has urged Afghanistan to stop the blame game and asked for its co-operation in combating terrorism.

Pakistan proposed five joint working groups to ensure effective engagement for countering terrorism, intelligence sharing, military, economy, trade and transit interaction, refugee repatriation and connectivity in a meeting with Afghanistan officials in Kabul on Saturday, according to the Radio Pakistan.

Pakistan delegation was led by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and has offered a joint investigation into the terrorist attacks.

Janjua also condemned the Kabul terrorist attack.

Afghanistan slammed Pakistan for the deadly attacks on its soil and accused the country of harbouring the Taliban.

In a televised speech to the nation, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Friday alleged that the "centre of Taliban terrorism is in Pakistan" and demanded that authorities in the neighbouring country "show some concrete action to rid their territory of insurgents," reported the Dawn.

After the three major militant attacks that took place in Kabul in the past two weeks, the pressure on the country's government has intensified to beef up the security.

Since January 20, militants have stormed a luxury hotel, bombed a crowded street and raided a military compound in Kabul, killing more than 130 people.

The president alleged that Islamabad had promises of cooperation with Afghanistan, which are yet to be proven true.

So far, 11 people have been detained in connection with the attacks.

Pakistan, on the other hand, had denied the allegations made against it. (ANI)