Washington—US Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson said on Thursday that Pakistan will have to prove that their homeland is not being used against neighbouring countries by terrorists.
Olson said that Pakistan has got success against terrorists recently but they will have to operate against all terrorist wings without any discrimination. He said that Pakistan will have to play an important role in making Afghanistan strong and peaceful country.
Olson also said that they welcome General Raheel Sharif’s statement to eradicate all terrorists as Pakistan is affected the most by terrorism. He also praised Pakistan’s efforts in war against terrorism.
Richard G. Olson said that Pakistan had worked with the US to eliminate Al-Qaeda.
Briefing the US Senate’s Foreign Relations Committee, Olson said that Pakistan Army had destroyed the hideouts of militants and terrorists in the country during Operation Zarb-e-Azb.
He said Pakistan Army had assured him that all safe havens and hideouts of terrorists would be destroyed.
He also spoke about relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan, stating that ties had improved significantly after President Ghani’s election and then subsequently deteriorated over important issues such as border management, refugees and counter-terrorism.