ISLAMABAD Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has called for adequate steps to purge Afghanistan of the terrorists havens. General Kayani made this demand during the daylong 31st meeting of the Tripartite Commission held in Kabul on August 9. Such a demand from the Pakistan Army has come for the first time since inception of the Commission comprising USA-led ISAF, Afghanistan and Pakistan, well-placed sources privy to the meeting informed TheNation on Wednesday. According to the informed sources, General Kayani emphasised the need for elimination of safe sanctuaries being used by the terrorist groups inside Afghanistan. Sources said General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, Chief of Army Staff, General David H Petreaus, Commander International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), and General Sher Muhammad Kirmi, Chief of General Staff of Afghan National Army, who headed the respective delegations, attended the meeting. Sources were of the view that General Kayani called upon the allied commanders of ISAF and ANA for elimination of the terrorists hideouts on Afghan soil, as they were equally creating problems for Pakistan through illegal border crossing. Sources said that General Kayani regretted that despite massive resources both in terms of men and material ISAF and ANA had failed to curb illegal border crossing and infiltration of militants into Pakistan. He also pointed out the measures taken by the Pakistan Army on the Pak-Afghan border to curb the illegal border crossing, but he was disappointed over the lack of adequate security checkpoint on the Afghan side of the border. General Kayani, the informed sources said, also expressed his disappointment over the Western medias allegations about existence of the terrorists sanctuaries in Pakistani territory bordering Afghanistan. He had also taken serious exception to the baseless criticism against the ISI by the so-called independent Western media, and brushed aside the unfounded and baseless allegations against Pakistans premier intelligence agency. The meeting agreed to further enhance coordination to improve the security on Pak-Afghan border.