Pakistan Foreign Minister admits Haqqani network in Pakistan: Afghan Media

Pakistan Foreign Minister admits Haqqani network in Pakistan: Afghan Media

KABUL - The foreign minister of Pakistan Khawajah Asif has admitted that terrorist groups and its leaders like Haqqanis are liabilities in yet another gesture the groups were nurtured and have remained intact in the country despite growing international pressures, Khaama Press has reported.

Speaking at an event at the Asia Society in New York, Asif said asked Washington to stop blaming Islamabad for the Haqqani network and other terrorist networks, including the one being led by Hafiz Saeed.

“These were the people who were your darlings just 20 to 30 years back. They were being dined and wined in the White House and now you say ‘go to hell Pakistanis because you are nurturing these people’,” Asif said, according to the local Dawn News.

The foreign minister further added  “It is very easy to say Pakistan is floating the Haqqanis and Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). They are liabilities. I accept that they are liabilities, but give us time to get rid of them because we don’t have the assets to match these liabilities and you are increasing them [our liabilities] further.”

The pressures continue to rise against Islamabad regarding some of the most prominent terror networks that have remained intact despite the country launched several large scaled operations in the tribal regions.