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Saturday Jun 24 2017
Web Desk

Terrorism surges in Pakistan after Afghan border crossings are opened: Interior minister

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ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday said terrorism surges in the country whenever Afghan border crossing are opened.

Nisar passed the remarks while speaking to military high-ups, a day after at least 55 people were in multiple terror attacks across the country.  

In a telephone call with Chief of General Staff Lt General Bilal Akbar, Director General Sindh Rangers Major General Mohammad Saeed and Inspector General FC Balochistan Major General Nadeem Ahmed Anjum, the interior minister expressed his concerns over allegations leveled against Pakistan after any incident of terrorism in Afghanistan.

Nisar said a better border management system must be introduced in order to control terror activities across the country.

He added the West does not take notice of terror attacks in Pakistan originating from the country’s western border.

The interior minister also said that two alerts were conveyed to relevant authorities of the province but safety mechanisms were not put in place. 

The Pakistani military has blamed terrorist "sanctuaries" in Afghanistan for recent bombings in the country.

In February, officials of the Afghan Embassy in Islamabad were summoned to the General Headquarters of the Pakistan Army, where they were handed over a list of 76 terrorists orchestrating attacks inside the Pakistani territory from Afghanistan.