RAWALPINDI (Staff Report) – Army Chief General Raheel Sharif has asked US officials to target Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants and their chief Mullah Fazlullah in Afghanistan, according to the ISPR.
General Raheel conveyed this in a meeting with General John Nicholson, Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan and Ambassador Richard Olson, US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, who called on the army chief at GHQ today (Friday).
“Regional security situation, with particular reference to border management and peace and stability in Afghanistan in the post-21 May US drone strike environment came under discussion,” said an ISPR statement on the meeting.
The army chief reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to not allow hostile intelligence agencies like RAW and NDS to foment terrorism in the country.
“Expressing his serious concern on the US drone strike in Balochistan as a violation of Pakistan’s sovereignty, COAS highlighted as to how it had impacted the mutual trust and respect and was counterproductive in consolidating the gains of Operation Zarb-e-Azb,” the ISPR statement added.