Major General Babar Iftihar, Director-General of Interagency Public Relations, said on Saturday that “due to the situation in Afghanistan, there is a threat of renewed activity by terrorist lurking organizations”.

Threat of terrorist sleeper cells becoming active again due to situation in Afghanistan: DG ISPR

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Major General Babar Iftihar, Director-General of Interagency Public Relations, said on Saturday that “due to the situation in Afghanistan, there is a threat of renewed activity by terrorist lurking organizations”.

Major General Iftihar made the above remarks in a conversation with a private television news channel.

Military media spokespersons stated that the Pakistani army is “closely monitoring” the situation in the region and is “playing its role with an extremely serious attitude” to promote the complete success of the Afghan peace process.

“Pakistan has spared no effort for the peace process,” he said, adding that the country is “not a guarantor”.

“Ultimately, it is up to the Afghans to decide how to proceed forward,” the DG ISPR said.

He said Pakistan has the “largest stake” when it comes to peace in Afghanistan.

Maj Gen Iftikhar said the country has “fought a long and testing war on terror with exemplary success”.

“Very effective measures have been taken as per the vision of (Army chief) General Bajwa,” he said.

Speaking of the Afghan border, he said that “all illegal crossing points have been sealed” and that deployment of troops to notified points has been ramped up.

“Pakistan’s peace heavily depends on peace in Afghanistan,” the DG ISPR said.

He said that as long as Afghanistan is peaceful and stable, “it does not matter who is in power in Kabul”.

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