A spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan said that terrorism is a common threat to both Pakistan and Afghanistan and that a strong stance "against entities that use violence against innocent citizens and law enforcement agencies" should be taken, Pakistani media reported.
Earlier, acting Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi said that Pakistan should not put the blame for the recent explosion of a mosque in Peshawar, a city in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, on Afghanistan.
Speaking at the opening of a 5,000-bed support facility for drug addicts in Kabul, Muttaqi added that there is no terrorist base in Afghanistan and the country’s soil will not be used against other countries.
Pakistan Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said Islamabad expected “sincere cooperation” from Afghanistan on the issues of terrorism, Pakistani media reported.
Zahra Baloch in a press conference reacted to Muttaqi’s statement.
“Pakistan expects sincere cooperation from the interim Afghan government to address the challenge of terrorism and hopes that Kabul would live up to the commitments made to the international community in this regard,” she said as quoted by Dawn.
"It is important to clarify whether the leaders of the TTP exist in Pakistan or not? Until there is a transparent investigation, and if there is no satisfactory response to Pakistan, these allegations will be continuing," said Shahid Khan, a Pakistani journalist.
Mumtaz Zahra also referred to the visit of the European Union’s envoy for Afghanistan, Tomas Niklasson, and US special envoy for Afghanistan, Thomas West.
The Islamic Emirate denied the organizing of attacks from Afghan soil against Pakistan and said that it does not allow anyone to use its soil against other countries.
“We do not allow anyone to use Afghanistan’s soil against other countries, particularly neighboring countries--not Pakistan. But some problems which exist in the countries should be solved inside of those countries,” said Islamic Emirate’s apokesman Zabiullah Mujahid.
The political analysts believe that the neighboring and regional countries should work with Afghanistan to root out terrorism.
“There is a serious need between the two countries for coordination and regional consensus to control the terrorists," said Sadiq Shinwari, a military veteran.
Last Monday’s bombing attack at a mosque in Peshawar in Khyberphakhtunwa left more than 100 people dead and 225 others wounded.
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