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Shrine blast: Sartaj Aziz dials Afghan NSA, demands action against terror group

Islamabad, Feb 17 (UNI) A day after one of the deadliest attacks by a suicide bomber struck a crowded Sufi shrine, killing at least 75 people, Pakistan Adviser to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz today talked on phone with Afghan National Security Adviser Hanif Atmar and sought cooperation from the western neighbour against terrorist group Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA).
Mr Aziz conveyed to the Afghan National Security Adviser that JuA continued to operate from its "sanctuaries and safe haven" in Afghanistan and the Government of Afghanistan "had not paid a heed to Pakistan's repeated calls on the Afghan government to take action against the group and its activities based in Afghanistan".
A statement from the Pakistan foreign office here said, during the telephonic conversation, "Mr Sartaj Aziz underlined that the Government and the people of Pakistan were in a state of deep anguish and pain at the recent terrorist incidents in various parts of Pakistan resulting into loss of precious human lives".
Adviser conveyed to the Afghan National Security Adviser that terrorist group Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) was behind these "barbaric acts of terrorism".
Mr Aziz also underscored that terrorism was a "common threat and its elimination required close cooperation" between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
"He said it was important that Afghan government should take strong action against such elements to reaffirm that its soil was not used for terrorism in Pakistan," the statement said.
Mr Aziz also emphasized that cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan was vital for effectively combating the scourge of terrorism. "In this regard, effective border management was required to prevent the movement of terrorist elements across the border," the statement said.
Meanwhile, Pakistani security forces today killed number of suspected militants after Islamic State claimed a suicide bombing that killed worshippers including children and women at a Sufi shrine in the Sindh province.
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