Pakistan and Afghanistan to take action against fugitives and irreconcilable militants

Vastavam web: Pakistan and Afghanistan have agreed to take action against fugitives and the irreconcilable militants under a bilateral agreement for regional peace and security, the Foreign Office said today.In a statement, it said that the two sides have agreed to “operationalise the working groups under Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS)” during Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s visit to Kabul on April 6.”The two countries to undertake effective actions against fugitives and the irreconcilable elements posing security threats to either of the two countries,” it further said.

“Both countries commit to deny use of their respective territories by any country, network, group or individuals for anti-state activities against either country,” according to APAPPS.They agreed to put in place a joint supervision, coordination and confirmation mechanism through Liaison Officers for realisation of the agreed actions.The two countries also agreed to avoid public blame game and instead use APAPPS cooperation mechanisms to respond to mutual issues of contention and concerns.

They would establish Working Groups and necessary cooperation mechanism as per APAPPS for full its implementation and the above mutually reinforcing principles.