Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Monday that 125 out of 128 recent attacks in Pakistan were coordinated from Afghanistan.
The statement was made during the foreign minister’s appearance on Geo News’ programme ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath’ aired on Monday night.
He added that the civil-military leadership stressed, in its meeting with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, on effective border management with Afghanistan and repatriation of Afghan refugees.
He said the US defence secretary was told that Pakistan’s fight against terrorism was greatly hindered by non-provision of F-16 fighter jets by the United States and that such measures limited their capacity [to fight terrorism].
“It was quite a frank exchange overall, in which there was no hostility,” the minister said of the Pakistani leadership’s meetings with the top US official.