No terrorist safe havens in Pakistan: defence minister

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LONDON: Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir has said that there are no safe havens for terrorists in Pakistan.

 

While speaking to the media in London, he said that Pakistani soil is not being used to carry out terror attacks in any other country.

 

“There are some remnants of terrorism in the country, which is what foreign minister Khawaja Asif was referring to,” he explained. The remnants will be eliminated in the Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad, he added.

 

“Our responsibility lies towards the Pakistani people.”

We are very close to making the promises of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif a reality, he said, adding that many development projects will be completed soon.

 

“We will go the people after completing our mission in 2018,” he remarked while speaking about the upcoming general elections.

 

Speaking about Nawaz Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who was discharged from the hospital on Friday, Dastgir said that she is feeling much better.

 

“I had come here to inquire about Kulsoom Nawaz’s health,” he remarked, adding that he is on good terms with Sharif family.

 

“Kulsoom Nawaz had shown a lot of bravery and courage during the tenure of Pervez Musharraf,” he added.

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