Islamabad: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today directed Pakistan army to crack down on terrorists and end the Mumbai attack trial and the probe into the Pathankot strike.
According to Dawn newspaper, Sharif’s blunt demand came at a high-level meeting of civilian officials with the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief, Gen. Rizwan Akhtar.
Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry, in a dramatic access told the meeting yesterday that Pakistan faced diplomatic isolation and its talking points had been met with indifference in major world capitals.
Pakistan’s closest ally China, had questioned the logic of repeatedly putting on technical hold a United Nations (UN) ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed leader Masood Azhar, Chaudhry said, according to Dawn.
Also, amid worsening India-Pakistan relations, a group of Senators asked Islamabad to resume its back-channel talks with New Delhi.