Islamabad, Feb 17: Pakistan has issued summons officials from Afghanistan embassy today and handed over a list of 76 wanted terrorists to be handed over to Islamabad.
Major General Asif Ghafoor, a two-star Pakistani general, tweeted from his official account, informing that the Afghani embassy officials had been called into the General Headquarters of Pakistan Army and handed over a list of 76 terrorists, asking them to take action against them or hand them over to Pakistan.
He is the incumbent Director-General of Inter-Services Public Relations, the media wing of Pakistan Armed Forces.
This move comes in the light of the recent terror attack at a shrine of Lal ShahbazQalandar in Sehwan (200 kms north of Karachi) that has claimed over 70 lives. A suicide bomber attacked the Sufi shrine late on Thursday night, killing 72 people and injuring more than 250, reportedly. According to sources, Islamic State, the radical terrorist organization, has taken responsibility of the attacks.
Post the attack, Ghafoor had vowed response to the attacks that he alleged were being executed on the directions of hostile powers and sanctuaries in Afghanistan, he said in his tweet.
He also tweeted informing that the Pakistan-Afghanistan border at Torkham has been closed until further orders.