Pakistan notes with concern Karzai’s remarks
KABUL (PAN): Islamabad has noted with concern a recent remark made by Afghan President Hamid Karzai who alleged some Pakistani institutions were not fully supporting the objectives of bringing peace to Afghanistan.
Karzai made the remarks during an interview with a Pakistani channel, attempting to create an impression that some institutions of Pakistan were not fully supporting the objectives of peace in Afghanistan, a Foreign Office press release issued on Tuesday stated.
It said Pakistan and all its institutions have unanimity of views on issues of national security and foreign policy. In this context, promoting peace and stability to Afghanistan is an important pillar of Pakistan’s foreign policy which is supported by all state institutions.
The press release added that the success of this policy required reciprocal action and good will on the part of Afghan government
“It is in our common interest to jointly address the common challenges of terrorism and extremism being faced by our region.”
The newly elected leadership of Pakistan has reiterated its resolve to fully support an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process, the release said, adding Pakistan will continue to support reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan in all its earnest for achieving durable peace, stability and development in the region.
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