Transit of Afghan exports being facilitated: Pakistan
PESHAWAR (Pajhwok): Pakistan has expressed its disappointment over what it calls “unhelpful statements” from Afghan leaders in utter disregard of the efforts that Pakistan has made for peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria told a news briefing in Islamabad on Friday: “We have noted with disappointment the unhelpful statements made by Afghan leadership in complete disregard of the efforts that Pakistan has made and continues to make for peace and stability in Afghanistan.”
He made clear Pakistan remained committed to lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan, firmly believing that peace in the war-torn country was in its interest and vital to the stability and progress of the region.
The spokesman added: “Our efforts for peace, stability and economic progress are a matter of our commitment to the brotherly people of Afghanistan -- millions of whom have been hosted in Pakistan for past 37 years.”
In response to a query, the spokesperson said under a transit trade agreement, Pakistan was extending all services for transit of Afghan exports and imports through its ports. “We have also been facilitating the transit of Afghan fruits to India through Wagah.”
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