Pakistan urges US to ensure return of Afghan refugees

Pakistan urges US to ensure return of Afghan refugees

Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has demanded the United States to ensure return of Afghan refugees from Pakistan.

Talking to a private TV channel in Islamabad he said that Pakistan has started fencing  for securing of  its border with Afghanistan because it was imperative for combating terrorism.

Khwaja Asif called upon Afghanistan to focus on the border management and fulfill its responsibility in that regard.

Expressing serious concerns over the situation in Afghanistan, he said the Allied forces equipped with modern weapons and having thousands of soldiers could not establish peace in  our neighboring country.

He pointed out that the groups of Daesh are now operating in eight to nine provinces of Afghanistan as a huge part of the country is not under the control of the Afghan government.

He remarked that Pakistan has been extending cooperation to United States and our country has faced huge losses so far.

The Minister said that some foreign forces did not want to see Pakistan as a powerful state but Pakistan could not be intimated with threats as our  Armed forces are fully capable to defend the motherland.

Khawaja Asif termed production of nearly 9,000 ton opium  in Afghanistan as an alarming situation and  cache of narcotics amounting 150 billion dollar is being smuggled from Afghanistan in the presence of Allied forces.

Khawaja Asif said the US had failed to establish peace in Afghanistan but it blames Pakistan after its failure.