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Many terror groups are present in Afghanistan: FO

Nafees Zakaria

ISLAMABAD: (APS)Sep 05-09-2017- Pakistan has said that it is concerned about the threat posed by terrorism and extremism to South Asian region.

In response to a question regarding the BRICS’ Leaders’ summits document, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said many terrorist groups based in the region, including in Afghanistan, such as the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and its associates like Jamaat-ul-Ansar had been responsible for extreme acts of violence against Pakistan.

He said we are deeply concerned at the presence of groups like Daesh, East Turkestan Islamic Movement and Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan in the ungoverned spaces in Afghanistan as they pose a threat to peace and security in the region.

The spokesperson, said Pakistan is also remained concerned at the rise of extremist ideologies and intolerance in the region encouraging social unrest and systematic targeting of minorities.

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