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U.S. Hands Over List of 75 Militants to Pakistan

(Last Updated On: October 26, 2017)

U.S. has given a list of 75 militants to Pakistan, the country’s Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said Thursday.

Asif who was speaking at the Pakistan parliament’s upper house said that the U.S. has “handed over a list of 75 militants while we gave them a list of around 100 terrorists.”

The list was given to Pakistan during the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Tuesday.

“The Haqqani network is on the top of the [US] list but none of the militants are Pakistanis,” Asif added.

According to Asif, the U.S. had been told that Islamabad no longer has influence over the Taliban as it did in the past.

“Neither are we supporting them [Taliban], nor do they need our help,” Asif stated.

“Somebody else is sponsoring them now,” he continued, without elaborating on it.

This comes as Washington and Kabul continuously blamed Pakistan for providing “safe havens” for the Taliban and Haqqani network militants in its soil.

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