NEW YORK - Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has complained to the United States about the greater role President Donald Trump wants for India in Afghanistan, according to Hindustan Times quoting Pakistani officials and sources.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua said that in a meeting here on Tuesday with Vice President Mike Pence, Abbassi expressed concern over the greater role that Trump advocated for India in his new Afghan policy, according to the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP).
She also also said that Abbasi told him that Pakistan categorically rejected allegations against Islamabad in Trump’s Afghan policy speech last month adding that “scapegoating Pakistan will not help bring stability to Afghanistan,” the news agency reported.
A statement from Abbasi’s office only said that the “Prime Minister shared Pakistan’s concerns and views with regard to the US strategy for South Asia” and Januja’s remarks expanded on that.
In his address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday Trump had again reiterated his warning of strong action against countries that support or finance organisations like the Taliban, but did not name Pakistan as he had in his speech last month on Afghanistan.