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Pakistan rejects US remarks of being selective in targeting terrorists

By our correspondents
August 09, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has taken concrete measures to counter terrorism in a phase-wise manner keeping in view its national security concerns. This was stated by the Foreign Office Spokesperson, Nafees Zakaria, while responding to the US allegation that Pakistan is selective in targeting terrorists and does not go after those threatening its neighbours.

She said terrorism is more of a concern to Pakistan than its ‘neighbour’. The spokesperson said that the arrest of the neighbour’s active service officer, who publicly confessed his state’s involvement in perpetrating and financing terrorist and subversive activities in Pakistan, surprisingly did not prompt any statement by the United States. He said recently Senator John McCain visited Pakistan along with some other senators and Congressmen, who were unanimous in acknowledging the remarkable achievements made by Islamabad in its the counter-terrorism drive.