According to the officials familiar with the recent meeting with the US defense secretary James Mattis, Islamabad has also shared information with the US delegation regarding the counter-terrorism steps in this regard.
A Pakistani official speaking on the condition of anonymity has told the Pakistani Today newspaper that Secretary Mattis inquired regarding the Haqqani terrorist network during his meeting with the Pakistani officials.
“Pakistan submitted details of some of its recent actions against the terrorists of all hue and colour, telling the US officials that no terrorist would be spared under Pakistan’s policy of indiscriminate action against terrorists,” the official said.
The official further added that “We told the US officials that around 70,000 Afghans cross over through nine border crossings on a daily basis, which makes it impossible to identify each and every individual crossing the border.”
This comes as the Afghan and US officials have long been criticizing Pakistan for its failure to act against the terror network although they have said that the country has take strict actions against the terror groups posing threat to the Pakistani government.