Army Chief to warn Afghan authorities Hand over Fazlullah

ISLAMABAD: Army chief General Raheel Sharif rushed to Kabul today to deliver a warning to Afghan authorities to take decisive action against sanctuaries of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), or else Pakistan would go for ‘hot pursuit.

General Raheel is traveling to the Afghan capital after security agencies found evidence that the Peshawar attack, which killed 141 people, including 132 children, was planned inside Afghanistan by the Mullah Fazlullah group.

The army chief will meet his Afghan counterpart and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, as well as the ISAF commander to present evidence of the Peshawar massacre’s linkage with TTP sanctuaries in Kunar and Nuristan province. A security source told the channel that Pakistan would want immediate action against TTP hideouts. “If Afghan authorities fail to act this time, we will explore all options, including hot pursuit,” cautioned the source.

Another official, however, hoped that unlike the Karzai administration, the current government in Afghanistan would stop supporting anti-Pakistan elements.

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif Wednesday visited Afghanistan and held separate meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and General John F Campbell, ISAF commander.

According to Inter-Services Public relations (ISPR) press release, matters related to security situation along Pak-Afghan border region came under discussion.

Vital elements of intelligence were shared with concerned authorities, with regard to Peshawar incident.

Afghan President assured General Raheel Sharif that Afghan soil will not be allowed for terrorists activities against Pakistan and any signature found in this regard will be immediately eliminated.

COAS also assured Afghan President full support to the unity government in all spheres including joint efforts against terrorists.

ISAF commander also assured of complete support in eliminating terrorist in his area of responsibility.