USA urges Pakistan to take 'sustained and irreversible' actions against terrorists

Pakistan's big statement: Detained 121 terrorists, took control of 182 madrasas

Pakistan's big statement: Detained 121 terrorists, took control of 182 madrasas

His article came days after Pakistan, under vast global pressure after the Pulwama terror attack and India's air strikes against a JeM terrorist camp in Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province on February 26, started taking actions against some of the terrorist outfits and their leaders over the past few days.

The South Asian neighbours have fought three wars since independence from Britain in 1947, two of them over Kashmir which they both claim in full but rule in part.

An Indian foreign ministry spokesman responded with scepticism to reports of scores of militants being rounded up in Pakistan this week. "He will reach Islamabad on March 9, 2019 and resume his duties", Indian MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said.

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"Our armed forces continue to maintain strict vigil and will remain determined in the defence of the nation and its citizens", he said. Forty Indian paramilitaries were killed in the February 14 attack.

India launched a "non-military, pre-emptive" counter-terror operation in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26.

Dhaval Petrolwala left and Roopa Tharuvai say it's important to spread the message of peace
Dhaval Petrolwala left and Roopa Tharuvai say it's important to spread the message of peace

Two intruding IAF jets were later downed by Pakistan and a pilot was captured.

Ami Bera, the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, also urged China to play a constructive role by lifting its veto over UN Security Council resolution to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.

Islamabad announced on Thursday that more than 100 militants, including many from JeM, had been detained.

"This government will not allow Pakistan's land to be used for any kind of outside terrorism", Khan said today while addressing a public rally in southern Pakistan.

He accused Pakistan of failing to take any credible action against Jaish-e-Mohammed and other terrorist organizations, which he said continued to operate with impunity from Pakistan. Pakistan denies any role in attacks in the Indian side of the Himalayan region where tens of thousands have died in an armed insurgency since 1989.




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