Pakistan reiterates support for Afghan peace drive
Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry journalists on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York: “Pakistan wants peace in Afghanistan for the sake of stability in the entire region.”
Problems in Afghanistan could be solved through negotiations, not by blame game, the diplomat said, adding the Pakistan government had been in contact with the Afghan leadership.
He made clear Pakistan would never accept the occupation of any part of Afghanistan by any group. “Afghanistan is being run by a democratically elected and legitimate government.”
In response to a question about Chief Executive Abdullah’s criticism of Pakistan, the diplomat urged an end to the blame game and counselled restraint.
He went on to remark: “Pakistan believes the solution to the Afghan issue lies in further cooperation between Pakistan and Afghanistan. We should avoid blame game and find a lasting solution.”
Aizaz said Pakistan would not allow the use of its territory for any activity against any country. The US and China also desired the reconciliation process to bear fruit, he added.
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