Islamabad: Pakistan says it has done much in war against terrorism for world peace and now it’s turn of others, especially the neighbouring countries, to do more in this global fight. “We demand the international community to do more in fight against terrorism… Especially, we want cooperation of our neighbours to deny space to terrorists,” Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid told a press conference yesterday.

These remarks come ahead of an important meeting of country’s political and military leadership who is meeting today to discuss the countrywide operation against militants and look for reasons of lapses in the security plan which led to incidents like Badaber terrorist attack. Pervaiz Rashid said the entire world acknowledged the sacrifices rendered by Pakistan Army which have contributed to world peace, and stressed upon the neighbouring countries to play their role to completely stamp out terrorism menace.

Welcoming Afghan government’s condemnation of Friday’s terrorist attack at a PAF camp in Peshawar, the minister said Islamabad will provide evidence of Badaber incident to Kabul. He said terrorism is a global phenomenon and terrorists should be stopped from their activities in all the countries while Pakistan has already decided it would not allow anyone launch any action against other countries using its land.

To substantiate his argument, the minister referred to recently introduced legislation and said “our laws say that those who are found involved in terrorism should not be considered Pakistanis”. Pervaiz Rashid said the terrorists are not even worthy of being called Muslims and all those who are involved in such activities are being tracked down. In addition, financiers, sympathisers and helpers of the terrorists are also being arrested, he added.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will chair today a meeting of top military and civilian officials to review implementation of national action plan against terrorism. Besides, Army Chief Raheel Sharif and other high ranking military and intelligence officers, the ministers of interior, defence and finance will be in attendance. Sources in the government informed The Nation that intelligence heads would present the proof showing that people from Afghanistan directly handled the attack on Badaber airbase and the same would be forwarded to the Afghan authorities, which are denying use of their land in terrorism against Pakistan.

Once again the issue of lack of coordination among the civil and military intelligence agencies would figure in the meeting and it was hoped that some mechanism of better coordination among the civil and military intelligence agencies would be devised, the sources maintained. They further informed that the upcoming US visit of the prime minister would also discussed in the meeting. Premier Sharif is likely to have a meeting with Afghan president on the sidelines of UN General Assembly session, where the proof on Afghan linkage to airbase attack is likely to be presented to him by the PM.

Five TTP-linked terrorists, who were killed by security forces in the Badaber attack on Friday, have been identified through their fingerprints. At least 29 people, including an army captain, were killed as militants attacked a Pakistan Air Force base in Peshawar outskirts. Ibrahim, Siraj, Rabnawaz, Adnan and Muhammad Ishaq have been identified as five of the 14 terrorists who were killed following the attack. “Three of them belonged to Khyber Agency while the other two were from Swat district,” a source said.

Further, investigative authorities wrote a letter to the political administration of Khyber Agency seeking details of the families and relatives of the identified terrorists. Earlier on Sunday, a postmortem examination of the bodies of all 14 terrorists was conducted which were later buried in a Badaber graveyard. The source said the attackers appeared to be aged between 19 to 27 years.

On Saturday, KP Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) registered an FIR under terrorism charges on the complaint of the Badaber camp commandant. In a search operation launched by local police around the airbase, 28 suspects, including some Afghan refugees, had been taken into custody for interrogation. Police and security forces also launched joint search operations in the cantonment area and the PAF airbase in Kohat, arresting another 96 suspects with weapons, including repeaters, Kalashnikovs, shotguns and pistols.