Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said that there was no room for any “jihadi outfits or culture” in Pakistan. During an interaction with media in his office, Khan said that Pakistan is not only a peace-loving country but also made sincere efforts in eradicating the culture of “jihadism” and terrorism from the country through short-term and long-term policies.
In fact, no country in the world could allow private militias to operate at will, Dawn quoted Khan as saying. The statement by the Pakistan’s Prime Minister comes at a time when the international pressure is mounting on him for not taking enough appropriate steps against the militancy breeding on the Pakistani soil. US Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo, earlier this week in a radio interview, warned Pakistan that another terror attack on India in future will prove to be “extremely problematic.”
PM Khan replied, “Here is a situation that on the one hand India is wrongly blaming Pakistan for the Pulwama attack just because Jaish accepted responsibility, and on the other, even Iran is complaining that militant groups have been using our soil to carry out attacks.”