ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif has made it clear that Afghan Taliban are the problem of US and Afghanistan and not of Pakistan.
The minister said 0.2 million Pakistani troops were fighting against terrorists and thousands of soldiers had sacrificed their lives for this purpose.
“Pakistan has managed to cleanse its land from terrorism,” he maintained.
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Asif said US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks that Pakistan harboured terrorists were disturbing. “Pakistan has been a partner of the US in the war against terrorism and such statements undermine our efforts,” he remarked.
“We want to maintain good ties with the US and remove misunderstandings.”
The minister said Pakistan had hosted Afghan immigrants for 35 years. “We want peace in Afghanistan because that is essential for Pakistan. Rhe US will have to work in collaboration with Pakistan to seek a solution to the Afghanistan issue’, he added.