Pakistan not to be blamed for all Afghan problems; Sartaj Aziz tells US Officials and Media
WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz claimed that Pakistan should not be blamed for all Afghan problems.
He claimed that Pakistan is blamed for pursuing a duplicitous policy.
He said “Regrettably there is a tendency to blame Pakistan, in (a) somewhat simplistic fashion for most of the difficulties and challenges that engage Pakistan.”
He claimed that most of the terrorists have been killed and flushed out in operation Zarb-e-Azb.
He claimed that Pakistan has freeze terrorist funding accounts worth Rupees one billion so far.
He claimed that Pakistan has sacrificed hugely in the fight against terrorism.
He was talking with US officials and Media at 6th Pak-US strategic dialogue process in Washington.
He said “We strongly believe that continued US participation in arrangements meant to enhance our counter terrorism capacity which will not only help Pakistan but also advance the US interests.”
He thanked US Secretary of State John Kerry for defending the sale of F-16s to Pakistan in front of Congressional Committee.
He claimed that the sale of F-16s will enhance Pakistan’s capabilities to counter terrorism for peace and stability in the region.
He also urged US to increase bilateral cooperation and trade and strengthen ties.