May 09, 2018

Refugees return prerequisite to deny safe havens to Afghan militants: Iqbal

By Khaama Press - Sat Jan 20 2018, 5:39 pm

The Minister of Interior of Pakistan Ahsan Iqbal has also said that the return of Afghan refugees is prerequisite to deny safe havens to the Afghan militants.

Iqbal told reporters that around three million refugees still reside in Pakistan emphasizing that no one should expect that the country would be able to certify those involved in the cross-border terrorist activities.

According to Iqbal, Pakistan cold only guarantee having no terrorists on its soil when all refugees return to their homeland.

He said the United States should assist in the repatriation of the Afghan refugees as he slammed Washington for leaving Pakistan in the lurch at the end of the cold war.

In the meantime, he warned that only the terrorist groups would benefit from the blame games and urged Washington to announce economic packages for the return of the refugees instead of criticizing Islamabad.

This comes as a top Pakistani envoy had earlier said that Islamabad wants the Taliban group members as well as the members of the notorious Haqqani terrorist network to return to Afghanistan.

Speaking to Urdu service of BBC, Aizaz Chaudhry said the government of Pakistan do not want the Taliban and Haqqanis to live in the country.

He admitted that the leaders of the group have relations with the Afghan refugees living in Pakistan however he rejected that the country provides safe havens to Taliban and Haqqani network leaders.

According to Chaudhry, Islamabad is keen for the return of the Taliban and Haqqani network and pressures have been intensified in this regard so that they should return and join the political mainstream in Afghanistan.

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  1. There was safe haven to every terrorist in the past when there were no Afghan refuge in your dirty land and it could be safe haven for every Stan .., how you deny the present factaries producing terrorists in there that your army train and pitch to the border in their own vehicles and how you deny its presence as you hold meeting with them everyday planing new terror attack in your nieghbors and how you deny that you have been using as weapons against your neighbors since you aparted from your Hindu father and how you claim to be Muslim since your Kafir Azam beleived in no religion that regarded as the founder of your fake Islamic state and how you deny your fake Fitwa given by your fake scholars gathering your fake state that harm suicide attack only in the dirty land exluding all other states in the world what the fuck you are to be muslim as fake as the fuck

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