Pakistan admits LeT, JeM operate from its soil
Pakistan has admitted for the first time that internationally proscribed terrorist outfits, such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Muhammed, were operating from within its territory.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif acknowledged the existence of these terrorist organisations in an interview to a TV news channel.
Khwaja also called for tougher action against the terrorists so that Pakistan can prove its sincerity in fighting terror.
Khawaja Asif also warned that Pakistan will continue to face "embarrassment" if these terror groups are not reined in.
Incidentally, Only a day earlier, the foreign office in Islamabad, as well as defence minister Khurram Dastagir, had rejected the BRICS declaration, saying there were no safe havens for terrorists inside Pakistan.