ISLAMABAD:Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that Pakistan sacrificed a lot in the fight against terrorism and we will not allow utilisation of its land to attack anyone. While speaking to an eight-member delegation of US journalists today, he said that Pakistan cannot be made scapegoat for failures of others in Afghanistan.
Aizaz Chaudhry also said that economic statistics have improved due to the operation against terrorism and Pakistan’s security situation has also improved significantly.
He said that Pakistan is against terrorism and conspiracies. He said the country’s wrong perception needs to be discarded and it should be viewed in a new light.
He told the journalists that military operation has cleansed terror-ridden areas while developmental works are underway too.
He said that a positive image of Pakistan has emerged. He said US and other various global partners are investing in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
He also reiterated that Afghanistan’s instability has affected Pakistan and the solution to the Afghan conflict lies in the hands of local stakeholders.
He said that Pakistan with other beneficiaries will work for the solution of Afghan issue while peace in Afghanistan is necessary to peace in South-Asia.
Talking about relations between Islamabad and Washington, he stated that when US supported Pakistan, it was beneficial for both countries and moving forward, he hoped for a cordial relationship with the US. APP/AFP