AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Pakistan’s Awami National Party (ANP) called terrorism the common threat to both Pakistan and Afghanistan, urging Islamabad to pave grounds for a joint “offensive” with Kabul in a bid to eliminate terrorism in the region.
Calling the terrorists as enemies to the two countries, the party secretary general Mian Iftikhar Hussain emphasized that Pakistan should take practical steps with Afghanistan in struggle to terminate terrorism.
“The elements that stoked the fire of terrorism in border areas, should know that they would not remain safe either,” the ANP leader told reporters the other day in Noshera district of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.
Hussain also called Pakistani government to launch an operation against insurgents in Punjab province and stressed the review on both internal and foreign policies. “The concept of ‘the Good Taliban and the Bad Taliban’ should be buried,” the Pashtun nationalist leader demanded.
He said that all political parties should cooperate with joint action with Islamabad and Kabul in fight against terrorism.
Meanwhile, he also asked the central government of Pakistan to take practical steps towards assisting internal displaced people from the North Waziristan, a troubled area.