Ungoverned areas in Afghanistan threat to region

Ungoverned areas in Afghanistan threat to region

Pakistan says ungoverned areas in Afghanistan not only pose threat to stability of Afghanistan but security of the whole region.

This was stated by Foreign Office Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal at weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday.

He said Pakistan has expressed its concerns as over forty-three percent area of Afghanistan is out of the control of Afghan Government and attracts terrorist groups from across the world including ISIS.

He said Pakistan expects that the Afghan Government and the Resolute Support Mission will take action to bring these territories under control.

He said Indian arms buildup has also pushed region into arms race fomenting instability in the whole region.

He said Pakistan's armed forces are ready to defend the country's borders in case of any threat.

The Spokesperson said the OIC summit in Istanbul has rejected in strongest terms and declared null and void the decision of US administration regarding Al Quds Al Sharif.

Dr Muhammad Faisal said we have received response from India regarding visit of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav's mother and wife and they will come to Pakistan and will have a meeting with him on 25th of this month.

He said Pakistan has submitted a comprehensive counter memorial document before the International Court of Justice regarding the Kulbhushan Jadhav case covering all legal aspects.

Regarding the inclusion of other countries in Chinese Belt and Road Initiative of which CPEC is the flagship project, he said the project is for cooperation and connectivity and Pakistan and China are working out modalities in this connection as many countries have expressed their interest in joining the project.

He said Pakistan and United Sates are finding common grounds for enhanced bilateral cooperation and this is a continuous process.