22 July 2017

News Story: Pakistan rejects U.S. report on Afghan Taliban

ISLAMABAD, July 21 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan has rejected parts of a recent U.S. report, which said that "Pakistan did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban or Haqqani, or substantially limit their ability to threaten U.S. interests in Afghanistan."

The U.S. state department's "Country Report on Terrorism 2016" released on Wednesday also claimed that "Pakistan did not take sufficient action against other externally focused groups, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in 2016, which continued to operate, train, organize, and fundraise in Pakistan."

The Pakistan foreign ministry Thursday disputed findings of the report and said the country has taken strong measures to fight terrorism.

Read the full story at Xinhua