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A joint military group of Pakistan and Afghanistan will discuss within two weeks measures for effective border control and possible co-ordinated military actions against the terrorist hideouts, said Adviser to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif on Saturday said military operations will continue till the last terrorist is eliminated from our soil. According to Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief expressed these remarks while talking to SSG commandos in Khyber Agency.
Security forces Saturday killed at least five militants including a key commander during an operation against terrorists in Bazargari area of the Frontier Region of Peshawar. The clash took place near the town of Darra Adam Khel, leaving five militants, including key commander Mustafa alias Manan of Darra Adamkhel Taliban, dead. Mustafa is reportedly a brother of Umar Mansoor, the alleged mastermind of the Peshawar school massacre. Two security personnel were also injured in the clash, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR).
A US drone strike killed at least five militants in North Waziristan on Saturday, security officials said, warning that the death toll was expected to rise. "A US drone fired two missiles at a compound in Mada Khail neighbourhood of Datta Khail area in North Waziristan killing five militants. The death toll is expected to rise," a senior security official requesting anonymity told AFP. The incident was confirmed by local intelligence sources.
As Pakistan lifts moratorium on death penalty after the Peshawar massacre, economic experts fear that it may harm the GSP Plus status if the government decides to execute all condemned prisoners. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday lifted a moratorium on death penalty after 132 children, including nine staff members, were killed in an army-run school in Peshawar by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
The Organisation of Islamic Co-operation (OIC) on Saturday said that Pakistan is leading country of the Muslim Ummah and the terrorists are out to weaken it. Talking to media in Peshawar, OIC Secretary General Iyad Ameen Madani said "there is no space of such barbarism in Islam as we witnessed in Peshawar." He asked Ulema to discourage terrorism and extremism in all its forms and manifestations. He stressed the need for the elimination of social causes which led to terrorism.
A senior Pakistani diplomat has pledged the total annihilation of terrorism from his country as he denounced the "heinous and barbaric" attack on the Army Public School in Peshawar, killing over 132 children.
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Foreign Debt $61.805bn
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