Fri. Feb 22nd, 2019

Pakistan rejected claims of US threat assessment report of providing militants a safe place

Pakistan rejected claims of US threat assessment report of providing militants a safe place

Pakistan on Thursday rejected claims in a United States threat assessment report that it gives place of refuge to militants, cautioning that such “dubious proclamations will be counterproductive and can possibly unfavorably influence the harmony and soundness of the locale”.

Prior this week, US Director of National Intelligence Daniel Coats displayed a danger appraisal report for 2019 to the US Senate which blamed Pakistan for securing and giving places of refuge to terrorists so as to “plan and lead assaults in India and Afghanistan, including against US interests”.

Coats’ informing and give an account of conceivable dangers to the US in the coming year come when Pakistan is assuming a pivotal job in expediting harmony talks between the Taliban and the US so as to discover an answer for the 17-year-long Afghan war.

Foreign Office (FO) representative Dr Muhammad Faisal amid a week after week preparation today advised Washington against issuing claims which could be “harmful”.

Dr Faisal likewise remarked on the circumstance in Afghanistan saying that issues between the Taliban and Kabul are “their business”.

“We trust that they can sit together and resolve their issues,” he included. The Taliban have declined to hold chats with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s administration, marking them as “puppets”.

Afghan specialists have recently whined of being prohibited from the discourses in Qatar ─ where the Taliban have a political office ─ and cautioned that any arrangement between the US and the Taliban will require Kabul’s underwriting.

The Foreign Office representative additionally featured Pakistan’s worry about Islamic State assemble activities at the Pak-Afghan border. He defended Prime Minister Imran Khan’s choice to keep the Torkham border crossing open “nonstop”, clarifying that the chief’s choice was intended to empower two-sided exchange among Pakistan and Afghanistan.

“Pakistan is influencing the vehicle of imports to and trades from Afghanistan less demanding by keeping the fringe open,” he said.

Dr Faisal said that the Foreign Office would before long release insights concerning Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s forthcoming visit to Pakistan, which he portrayed as a “critical” trip.

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