"We shall take action against sanctuary if pointed".
"We are open for joint patrolling, we are open for joint posts along the border with Afghanistan", the prime minister said, adding: "We will put up a fence there; the Afghans are welcome to put up another fence on their side".
The US President Donald Trump last month announced the new US strategy as he strongly criticized Pakistan regarding the terror sanctuaries, saying "For its part, Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror". They have noted that Pakistan has faced a lot of cross-border violence from Afghanistan since the 2001 United States invasion.
"If you want statistics, there is much more happening across the border from Afghanistan than anything that happens from Pakistan into Afghanistan".
US President Donald Trump, while unveiling Afghanistan strategy last month, blamed Pakistan for playing a double game "by accepting American aid while giving safe haven to insurgents who kill Afghan and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops".
The Trump administration by maintaining threatening posture towards Islamabad is only helping Pakistan to balance its ties with Washington and tilt bit more towards Beijing and Moscow which are obviously more friendly and trustworthy and in the process achieve somewhat elusive self-reliance which is the dire need of the hour, to say the least.
Trump accused Pakistan in an August 21 speech of continuing to provide safe haven to terrorist groups, such as the Haqqani Network, and allowing them to use its soil to attack troops in Afghanistan, a charge that Islamabad denies.
"We have defeated it (terrorism)", the prime minister said while talking a group of media representatives from global outlets during an interview.
Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is on a trip to Turkey, following visits to China and Iran, to discuss Afghan peace strategy, Abbasi said.
When asked about United States plans to get tough on Pakistan and cutting billions of dollars worth of military and financial aid, the Prime Minister said: "We have nothing to hide, as a general rule you do not punish allies".