Pakistan says has taken steps to root out militants in Waziristan


Pakistan has done its best to root out militants from the Waziristan region, according to the Pakistani foreign secretary, after Afghanistan called for its neighbour to act against the Taliban and other groups aligned to the militants. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Monday that Taliban leaders were sheltering in the western Pakistani cities of Peshawar and Quetta, and he called on the government in Islamabad to wipe them out. Afghanistan has in the past also called for Pakistan to strike against the Haqqani network, which is blamed for past attacks in Kabul. Afghanistan has long accused Pakistan of actively…

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