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Pak says Afghanistan has offered third-party verification of terror attacks

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The has informed the country's Senate that it has received an offer from for third-party verification to confirm that its soil was not being used to launch terror attacks inside

Federal Minister for States and Frontier Regions (SAFRON) Lt. Gen. (Retired) Abdul Qadir Baloch disclosed while giving policy statement on five foreign policy-related questions raised by Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani. The Express Tribune quoted him, as saying that the offer was made by to a parliamentary delegation that was on a visit to

The delegation led by the National Assembly speaker, besides meeting their counterparts, had marathon meeting of six hours with President Ashraf Ghani and three hours-long meetings each with Chief Executive Abudullah Abdullah and former president Hamid Karzai, he said.

deficit between and has been a long-standing issue. Both sides routinely trade allegations of use of other side's soil by terrorist groups.

The minister, however, did not say anything about Pakistan's response to the offer, nor any of the Senate members tried to seek further details.

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 11:57 IST