To a question whether any foreign country has offered assistance for the internally displaced families of North Waziristan, Foreign Office Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan has not asked for any foreign assistance. The United Arab Emirates, however, has offered some sort of assistance for the IDPs .
The FO spokesperson said, during weekly press briefing in Islamabad on Thursday that people of North Waziristan are our brothers and sisters and as a nation it is our responsibility to come out and extend all out support for the IDPs who have to leave their homes for the peace and security of the entire country.
When probed about security on Pak-Afghan border, Tasnim Aslam said Pakistan has hoped that Afghanistan will take necessary measures on its side of the border to stop the fleeing terrorists North Waziristan from finding any sanctuary on the Afghan soil.
She added that the operation has been launched in North Waziristan to eliminate terrorism and it is in Afghan’s own interest to cooperate with Pakistan. She expressed the confidence that Afghan authorities will respond positively to Pakistan’s call for enhanced security at the border.