Pakistan on Friday summoned officials from Afghanistan embassy and handed down a list of 76 wanted terrorists to be handed over to Islamabad.
“Afg Embassy officials called in GHQ. Given list of 76 Ts hiding in Afg. Asked to take immediate action/be handed over to Pakistan,” tweeted military’s media wing DG ISPR Major-General Asif Ghafoor.
The officials were summoned at the General Headquarters (GHQ) in Rawalpindi to lodge protest against the use of Afghan soil by terrorists to carry out attacks in Pakistan.
The move comes in light of the recent terror attacks, the latest on Thursday night at shrine of Lal Shahbaz Qalandar in Sehwan that has so far claimed at least 70 lives while dozens of others were wounded.
Post the attack, Major-General Asif Ghafoor had vowed response towards the recent terrorist acts that he alleged were being executed on directions from hostile powers and from sanctuaries in Afghanistan.
“Recent Ts acts are being exec on directions from hostile powers and from sanctuaries in Afghanistan. We shall defend and respond,” he tweeted.
Post the shrine attack on Thursday, Pakistan shut down the Torkham border crossing with Afghanistan for an indefinite period of time.
Torkham border connects Nangarhar province of Afghanistan with Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas ( FATA) and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.