ISLAMABAD - After creating much controversy, Adviser to Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs and National Security, Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that Pakistan is conducting an indiscriminate operation against terrorists.

Aziz expressed these views while talking to the Afghanistan national security adviser over the telephone on Thursday. He clarified that no discrimination is being done in Operation Zarb-e-Azb against terrorists, and that his statement was taken out of context.

While clarifying interview he gave to the BBC, he said that they misinterpreted his point of view.

Earlier, according to the BBC Urdu, Aziz had said in an interview that when America attacked Afghanistan, all those people whom they had trained were pushed towards Pakistan. He was reported as saying that why Pakistan target those militants which do not pose a threat to national security.

The purported statement came when COAS Gen Raheel Sharif is on his first visit to the US where he took up security matters.