Sartaj Aziz: Pakistan collecting evidences for Afghanistan regarding Peshawar attack

Sartaj Aziz, the Adviser on National Security and Foreign Affairs to Pakistan’s Prime Minister Mohammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is collecting evidences to show that the latest attack in Peshawar was controlled from Afghanistan.

Sartaj Aziz has told Pakistan’s The Express Tribune news agency that the relevant officials are gathering all evidence and Afghanistan will be informed after the work here is done.

“The matter is of serious concern as interception of the telephonic conversation has revealed, as the DG ISPR has stated, that the attack was planned and controlled from Afghanistan,” Aziz is quoted by the news agency as saying.

“It does not mean that the Afghan government was involved. But the TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan) and other people are there (in Afghanistan). So it is obvious that we will share the evidence with Afghanistan in due course,” another quote from Aziz states.

The news agency citing Aziz further states that, after the attack on Army Public School in Peshawar, Afghanistan took some very effective actions on its soil and this time the information will be shared so that ‘Afghan Government’ is able to take action to avoid repetition of such attacks.

“We will pass on the phone numbers used during the attack and they (the Afghans) will conduct inquiries so we know who they (the attackers) were. They could be Pakistani Taliban or others. We would be in a position to offer more comments after the investigations are completed and we know how the attack was carried out.” Aziz is quoted as saying.

His comments come as Afghan government has rejected the claim that Afghan soil was used in the attack.

The attack left 29 people killed, most of them belonging to the Air Force and military, and 29 others wounded on Friday.

Khaama Press .

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