ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif presided over a high-level meeting, attended by the top military and civilian leadership, on Monday which decided to share evidence of the PAF Badaber base attack with Afghanistan.
The meeting was held to review the overall security situation with particular reference to Friday’s terrorist attack on Pakistan Air Force (PAF) camp in Badaber which killed 29 people.
Top intelligence officials briefed the meeting regarding the planning and execution of the attack by the TTP from Afghan soil.
Evidence was also shared in the meeting which would be presented to Kabul for tougher action against Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideouts situated in Afghanistan.
“The meeting reviewed overall security situation in the country, sharing of evidence along with the border management strategy with Afghanistan and implementation of National Action Plan (NAP),” an official statement from PM house said.
Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif, Defence Minister Khawaja Asif, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa, Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Major Gen Aamir Riaz, Director General Military Intelligence (DGMI) Major Gen Nadeem Zaki attended the meeting.
Pakistan Army spokesman had earlier maintained that the attack on PAF camp was planned and controlled from Afghanistan.
Later, Adviser to Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz talking to a private TV channel said that initial investigation into the attack on PAF camp near Peshawar had proved terrorists’ contacts within Afghanistan. The evidence would be shared with Afghan authorities, he said.
On the other hand, the Afghan government in a statement strongly rejected as baseless the claims that the attack on PAF camp in Peshawar was planned and controlled from Afghanistan.
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily