ISPR rejects supporting any Taliban group

RAWALPINDI (Online) - ISPR spokesman has strongly rejected the notion that any particular group of Taliban, was being supported by the Pakistani Army. The official TV channel while quoting the ISPR spokesman Maj.Gen Athar Abbas Khan has stated that Pakistan Army leads the most effective action against al Qaeda elements, while action against remnants of al Qaeda is also being carried out successfully. He also informed that the issue of across-border terrorists from Afghanistan had also been raised with the Afghanistan government, and berated global media concerns for their irrelevant and unwanted criticism of the Pakistan Army. He also rejected the yet another wrongly spread notion about a wide gulf between masses and Army, and praised the institution for carrying out bulk of developmental projects in FATA and Tribal Areas, despite ongoing insurgency there. He informed that 40 per cent of Tank-Angoor Adda road was completed, while employment opportunities for tribals were also being created by the Army.

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