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Terrorism in Pakistan: Army chief presents evidence to US on Indian involvement

Islamabad: Pakistan's army chief General Raheel Sharif presented evidence about alleged Indian involvement in terrorism in the country using Afghan soil to American officials during his US visit last year, a parliamentary committee was informed on Monday.

Gen Sharif paid an extended visit of more than two weeks to the US and met several civilian and defence officials.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The Senate Defence Committee was briefed by defence secretary Lt Gen Alam Khattak in Islamabad that Gen Sharif presented vital evidence of "Indian involvement in subversive activities in Pakistan using the soil of Afghanistan".

India has rubbished Pakistan's allegation that it was fomenting terrorism in the country from Afghanistan.

The US side was also asked to take action against Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Mullah Fazlullah
allegedly hiding in Afghanistan.

The army chief was assured that the Taliban chief would be either arrested or killed in Afghanistan.

The US also agreed to provide USD 1 billion this year under the Coalition Support Fund (CSF).

The committee was briefed that the US would further give Pakistan used defence equipment to meet its security challenges for which the process had already begun.

PTI


Updated Date: Jan 26, 2015 19:27 PM

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