Lashkar, Jaish named threat to peace during Amritsar Declaration
Amritsar: Pakistan-based terrorist groups, including Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad have been declared "massive threats" to peace in the South Asian region during an international conference on Afghanistan held here on Sunday.
A resolution called Amritsar Declaration was adopted at the 6th ministerial 'Heart of Asia conference - Istanbul Process on Afghanistan here.
What the Declaration said?
- Several terror groups have been dedicated towards spreading high level of violence.
- Among the outfits include Taliban, Daesh (Islamic State) and its affiliates, the Haqqani Network, Al Qaida...Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan... and other foreign terrorist fighters.
- The declaration raised a demand of ending all support to these terrorists groups including the financial support.
The meeting was chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in the absence of ailing Foreign Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.
What Arun Jaitley said?
- Regional and international cooperation is the need of the day to ensure the elimination of terrorism.
- Bases of terrorists outfits should be dismantled to create an environment of peace in the Asian region.
- It must be ensured to end all financial, tactical and logistical support to terrorism.