ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal has said terrorism can only be defeated through collaboration and not confrontation among countries of the world.
In an interview, he said that there are no safe havens in Pakistan for terrorists and our security forces have eliminated all their hideouts across the country.
The Minister said Pakistan has paid a heavy price in the war against terrorism and our security forces are carrying out round the clock combing and intelligence based operations.
Ahsan Iqbal vowed to make Pakistan a peaceful country and an economic power in the region.
Ahsan Iqbal said harboring terrorism is not compatible to our ambitions to make Pakistan an economic power in the region.
Answering a question, the Minister said the United States has spent over three trillion dollars in Afghanistan, but it has failed to restore stability there.
He said forty percent of Afghanistan’s territory is still under Taliban’s control and they do not need safe havens inside Pakistan.
He said safe recovery of a US citizen, her husband and her three children is a bright example of cooperation between Pakistan and the United States.
Replying to a question, Ahsan Iqbal said that China-Pakistan Economic Corridor is extending Pakistan the much needed investment and cooperation in various sectors, including energy, infrastructure and connectivity, which is vital for economic growth and development.