Pakistan responds to the CIA Chief threatening statement
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Foreign Office has termed the statement by CIA Director Mike Pompeo of safe havens in Pakistan as “unwarranted”, as Pakistan’s position was clear that there was no place for militancy in the country.
“We have also stated that having cleared the entire FATA (tribal region) through effective counter-terrorism operations, the intelligence-based operations will continue throughout the country in our own national interest,” Foreign Office spokesperson said.
He said that the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor was currently a bilateral project but there was potential for participation of third countries and investment opportunities.
He said any decision regarding the participation of third countries will be based on bilateral consultations.