Pathankot attack: Act fast against perpetrators, US tells Pak

Pathankot attack: Act fast against perpetrators, US tells Pak

Submitted by Newseditor on Sat, 2016-01-09 22:20 Washington DC: Sending a tough message to Pakistan for the third time to act fast against perpetrators of the Pathankot terror attack, a senior US state department official has here asked Islamabad to walk the talk on its promises to act tough against terrorists operating from its soil.He also asked Pakistan to conduct a complete and thorough probe into the terrorist attack on the Pathankot air base.The official said the US was in touch with Pakistan on this issue. The Pakistan had said they are going to investigate, he said.It should be aggressive in its counter terror operations and bring the perpetrators of the Mumbai terror attack also to justice, he said.According to officials, it would become very difficult for the U.S. Government to convince the Republican-controlled Congress to approve the sale of eight F-16s to Pakistan, if Islamabad is seen as reluctant in taking action against terrorist groups.Pakistan Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif, meanwhile, said "no terrorist organisation would be allowed to derail the dialogue process between Pakistan and India", reported Radio Pakistan.The minister said Pakistan has achieved immense success in elimination of terrorism through operation 'Zarb-e-Azb', and strict action is being taken against elements involved in terror activities.He said Pakistan strongly condemns terrorism in every form as terrorists are enemy of humanity. (ANI)