Pakistan clings to policy of good & bad terrorists: Danish
WASHINGTON(Pajhwok): Vice-President Sarwar Danish has alleged that Pakistan-based terrorists continue to conduct ruthless attacks against Afghan civilians.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, the vice-president blasted the neighbouring country for its failure to eradicate terrorist safe havens on its soil.
He went on to ask: “Where were the leaders of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda residing and where were they killed? At this very moment, where are the leaders of the Taliban and Haqqani network located?
Danish claimed terrorists continued to being trained, equipped and financed in Pakistan for what he called a full-scale war against the conflict-devastated country.
The VP warned Afghanistan reserved the right to do whatever was necessary for the defence of its people. He urged the international community to eliminate terror safe havens.
Afghanistan had always desired peaceful relations with all countries in the region, he said. “However, the government of national unity reserves the right to do whatever is necessary for the defense and protection of our people.”
He urged states to honestly implement their international pledges in the fight against terrorism and avoid a dual policy of making a distinction between good and bad terrorists.
Danish urged the UN to appoint a special representative for the safety of journalists, including those serving in Afghanistan. Democracy, freedom of expression and independent media were special target of foreign-backed terrorists, he said.
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