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Pak Afghan carried out joint operations at border areas: Nisar

07 February, 2015

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Nisar Ali Khan told the house about efforts against terrorism especially after Army Public School incident he further added that Pakistan and Afghanistan recently have carried out several joint operations at border areas in a ‘historic cooperation’. “Pakistan and Afghanistan in its best coordination working together against terrorism...It has been best ever coordination of Pakistan’s history on same cause,” said Minister for Interior Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, sharing updates of both Shikarpur tragic incident and Peshawar Army School tragedy. He stressed that investigation into Shikarpur tragedy has been carried out swiftly and security agencies will soon arrest the culprits.

Nisar, on a point of order, assured the grieved family members of both the recent sad incidents to take avenge of victims of terrorism. Avoiding to share details, the minister said that army chief had gone to Afghanistan soon after the militant attack after which Afghan forces, ISAF and Pakistan jointly carried out operations. He said that politicians and armed forces had shown unanimity against the terrorists to root out menace of terrorism. He further informed that the attackers of Peshawar school were killed by security forces in retaliation and that none could flee, as claimed by some media outlets.

Nisar, in his address to the house, pledged that the government would continue its operation against terrorists to avenge the victims of Peshawar and Shikarpur terrorist attacks. The house was informed that the government is preparing an action plan to improve human rights situations in the country in consultation with the relevant stakeholders including provincial governments. Minister for Law, Justice and Human Rights Pervaiz Rashid told the House in a written reply that the legal aid support programme on prohibition of torture through the Bar Councils is also being included in the plan. He said his Ministry is launching a project titled “Establishment of Help Line for legal Advice on Human Rights Violations” in the country.

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