UNITED NATIONS: Afghanistan says “merciless attacks from terrorist groups” against its civilians are being allegedly planned and organized on Pakistani territory.
Vice President Sarwar Danesh told the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday that Afghanistan has repeatedly asked Pakistan to destroy known terrorist safe havens but there’s been no change in the situation. Danesh claimed the Taliban and Haqqani network are trained, equipped and financed there.
He said ‘Pakistan has a dual policy, discriminating between what it views as “good and bad terrorists,” which undermines the international order.’ Pakistan has rejected such allegations on many occasions and said that it is a victim of terrorism too. Danesh said the government was leaving the door open to armed groups willing to seek peace.
He said such an agreement is about to be signed with the Hezb-e-Islami group whose leader, Gulbuddin Helmatyar, is a U.S.-designated terrorist. -AP