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TTP, Daesh, JA using Afghan soil to attack Pakistan: FO spokesperson

Foreign Office spokesperson Mohammad Faisal has said that Tehreek-e-Taliban (TTP), Daesh and Jamatul Ahrar groups are using Afghan soil to carry out terror activities in Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday.
During weekly news briefing in Islamabad, the spokesman said there Indian intelligence agency RAW’s network in Afghanistan is also involved in terrorist activities inside Pakistan while evidence in this regard has been shared with Kabul.
“Mullah Fazlullah and mastermind of terrorist attack on Army Public School in Peshawar are also in Afghanistan,” he added.
To a question, the spokesperson said the US defense secretary is expected to visit Pakistan in the next few weeks. Dates are being finalised.
He further mentioned that Pakistan and the US are engaged in discussing all issues including those relating to regional peace and security.
On the issue of opium cultivation and drug production in Afghanistan, Mohammad Faisal highlighted that this practice not only poses a serious threat to the socio economic development, security and stability of the neighbouring country but the surrounding region as well.
Responding to a question regarding Pakistan’s offer to arrange meeting between convicted Indian spy Kulbushan Yadav and his wife, the spokesperson said Islamabad made this offer on humanitarian ground. He said the Indian request to grant permission to Kulbushan’s mother is under consideration.
Faisal said that Pakistan will continue to highlight Indian atrocities and human rights violations in occupied Kashmir at the international level.