Islamabad, February 17 (Express Tribune): The Pakistan Army on Friday asked Afghanistan to hand over 76 terrorists hiding in that country, the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) said.
The head of the military’s media wing ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor said Afghan Embassy officials were called to General Headquarters and given list of 76 terrorists hiding in Afghanistan. They were asked to take immediate action and hand them over to Pakistan, he added.
The move comes after a surge in terror attacks across Pakistan. On Thursday night, minutes after the army chief vowed to respond to the recent wave of terror in the country, security forces closed the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan for all sorts of communication indefinitely.
“The Pakistan-Afghanistan border closed with immediate effect till further orders due to security reasons,” ISPR DG Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor tweeted shortly after Gen Qamar’s statement