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Pak claims India 'distracting' it from counter-terror efforts

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

today claimed that was "distracting" it from counter-efforts as it briefed foreign diplomats on the country's credentials amid criticism by the US for providing safe havens to militants.

and Heads of Mission of resident Missions in were briefed by the Foreign Minister, Foreign Secretary, of General Staff (CGS), Military Operations (DGMO) and Military Intelligence (DGMI) in the

The said that the diplomats were told about Pakistan's "achievements and challenges" in counter- efforts and combating violent extremism.

"Details were also provided on how Indian belligerence and unhelpful posturing is distracting Pakistan's counter efforts and how an active RAW/NDS nexus is verifiably working to undermine Pakistan's internal stability," the FO said.

The envoys were provided details about the success of military operations which had eliminated terrorist presence in

They were also briefed about the terrorist threat emanating from the safe havens and sanctuaries in Afghanistan, which is resulting in loss of human lives and damage to infrastructure in

stated that the briefing had been arranged to inform the diplomatic corps about the massive efforts that Pakistan had undertaken in the last 16 years and the developments in the last four years.

The briefing comes as the US in recent days stepped up efforts to put pressure on Pakistan to do more to combat terrorism.

The last week suspended nearly USD 2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan for its failure to take decisive action against terror groups like the and the Haqqani Network.

The members of the diplomatic corps condoled the loss of human lives in the terrorist attack in Quetta yesterday.

A suicide bomber yesterday blew himself up near Pakistan's Assembly, killing six persons including four policemen and injuring 18 others.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 20:40 IST