Islamabad: Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that Afghanistan is acting as a sanctuary for the terrorists functioning against Pakistan.
“Afghanistan is providing refuge to elements who are involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan,” the Daily Times quoted Malik, as saying, according to sources.
“Malik also said that the Afghan Taliban belonging to Kunar province were crossing into Pakistan to fight security forces,” the sources revealed.
According to them, the interior minister urged the Afghan authorities to restore the bio-matrix checking system installed at Chaman, Taftaan and Torkham checkposts along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border, which had been destroyed by the Afghan militia.
During the meeting between President Asif Ali Zardari and his Afghan counterpart Hamid Karzai, Rehman Malik told the Afghan officials that Brahamdagh Bugti was the key figure behind the ongoing unrest in Balochistan, and asked them to take strict action against him for being involved in insurgency and unlawful activities in the province of Balochistan, said the sources.