PM presses Afghan govt to take measures against ‘transnational terrorism’

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and COAS Asim Munir inquire after the health of those injured in the Khar suicide blast at CMH Peshawar on August 1, 2023. — PID
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and COAS Asim Munir inquire after the well being of these injured within the Khar suicide blast at CMH Peshawar on August 1, 2023. — PID

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has urged the Taliban-led Afghan authorities to take concrete measures towards terrorist teams operations on its soil and cease “transnational terrorism”.

The assertion comes after PM Shehbaz together with Chief of Military Employees (COAS) Basic Asim Munir visited Peshawar on Tuesday, two days after a lethal suicide assault claimed a minimum of 54 lives in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Bajaur district, in response to a press release issued by the PM Workplace.

The lethal blast came about on Sunday night in Bajaur district’s Khar, a former tribal space bordering Afghanistan, on the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) gathering, killing a minimum of 54 individuals and injuring over 100.

Throughout the go to, the prime minister was briefed on the general safety scenario in KP with a concentrate on the Khar suicide blast, the standing of investigations below course of and counter-terrorism efforts being undertaken to dismantle the terrorists’ community by disrupting the linkages between planners, executioners, and abettors, the official assertion mentioned.

PM Shehbaz famous with concern the involvement of the Afghan residents within the suicide blasts and the freedom of motion accessible to the weather hostile to Pakistan in planning and executing such cowardly assaults on harmless civilians from the sanctuaries throughout the border.

“The Interim Afghan authorities ought to undertake concrete measures in the direction of denying its soil for use for transnational terrorism”, the assertion quoted the premier as saying.

The assertion additional mentioned the prime minister additionally appreciated the emergency efforts undertaken by the military within the evacuation of wounded personnel from Khar to Peshawar, saving many lives.

PM Shehbaz and COAS Gen Munir additionally visited the wounded personnel below remedy on the Mixed Navy Hospital (CMH) and inquired about their well being.

The premier directed authorities involved to render the absolute best healthcare providers to the wounded sufferers till their full restoration.

Whereas interacting with the bereaved members of the family of the victims of the Khar suicide blast, PM Shehbaz assured them that all the nation stands with them on this hour of grief and shares the burden of their losses.

“These cowardly assaults by terrorists can not weaken our resolve to eradicate the menace of terrorism from Pakistan. Safety forces and regulation enforcement businesses with the help of the nation will make sure that these answerable for the dastardly assaults are delivered to justice as quickly as doable,” he added.

Daesh claims accountability 

Terrorist organisation Daesh, often known as Islamic State, claimed accountability for the suicide assault on Monday.

Sharing the investigation replace, Counter-Terrorism Division’s (CTD) Further Inspector Basic Shokat Abbas had mentioned the conference started at 2pm whereas the explosion occurred two hours later at 4:10pm.

He mentioned that ball bearings and different stuff utilized in making the explosives had been discovered on the website of the explosion.

Abbas additional said that the terrorist group behind the assault had been recognized, which had targetted somebody “particular” within the gathering.

He mentioned that the preliminary probe had led the CTD to shut to the assault’s perpetrators.

Abbas mentioned that many items of proof have been discovered on the website of the explosion, and forensic experiences are being anticipated quickly.

He confirmed that 10-12kg of explosives had been used within the blast.

The KP CTD registered an FIR towards unidentified suspects on costs of terrorism, homicide, tried homicide and others, on behalf of Khar Station Home Officer Niaz Mohammad.

Updated at 2023-09-13 15:10:30