Pak territory used for terror attacks in Iran: Imran

Written by AK SRIVASTAVA

Prime Minister Imran Khan has acknowledged that Pakistan-based terror outfits have been mounting terror attacks on Iran. He said this while addressing a joint  press conference with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani after their bilateral talks on Monday, Pakistani media reported.

“I know Iran has suffered from terrorism [perpetrated] by groups operating from Pakistan. …we [need to] have trust in each other that both countries will not allow any terrorist activity from their soil. We hope this will build confidence between us,” Dawn had quoted Imran. The Pakistan prime minister is on a visit to Iran.

Referring to the mutual mistrust, PM Khan called for building confidence between the two neighbours. “…we will not allow damage to your country from our soil.”

However,  Khan’s acknowledgement has triggered a huge controversy in Pakistan with opposition parties coming down heavily on the PM. Khurram Dastagir Khan, the lawmaker of PML-N MNA, said: “No prime minister has ever made such a confession on foreign soil. The foreign minister had stated that terrorists had entered from Iran to carry out activities in Balochistan.”

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