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US criticises Pakistan for not taking any significant action against terror outfits

United States has criticised Pakistan for not taking any significant action against terror outfits like Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), other than implementing an ongoing ban against media coverage of their activities.

In its Country Report on Terrorism for the year 2016, the US State Department said terror outfit like LeT and JeM continued to hold rallies, raise money, recruit, and train in Pakistan.

The report said, Pakistan also did not take substantial action against the Afghan Taliban and Haqqani Network to limit their ability to threaten US interests in Afghanistan. These groups are located in Pakistan but focused on conducting terror attacks outside that country.

The report also pointed out that the progress remained slow on regulating Madrassas, blocking extremist messaging, empowering the National Counter Terrorism Authority, cutting off terrorist financing, and strengthening the judicial system in Pakistan.

Sources in the Ministry of External Affairs said, the US State Department’s Reports release yesterday vindicate India’s long-standing position on the menace of cross-border terrorism in South Asia.

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