Aizaz Chaudhry regrets over cross-border terrorist activities from Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): Secretary Foreign Affairs Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry has regretted cross-border terrorist activities and said Afghans support terrorists who carry out such activities on our soil.

He was talking to journalists on Tuesday in the Parliament House, Islamabad. He said cross-border firing incidents are serious matter and pressed Afghan authorities to look into this accordingly. He said Afghanistan must recognize Pakistani efforts for establishment of peace in the region. He said Pakistani leadership is sincere to get rid of terrorism.

On Afghan Presidential Elections, he said Pakistan wants peaceful resolution of conflict between the two presidential candidates, so that democratic process may move forward.

On the issue of Gaza, the Secretary Foreign Affairs said Pakistan has left no stone unturned to highlight Israeli atrocities at every forum. He said clear instructions have been delivered to our representatives in this regard by the leadership.

Regarding resumption of Pakistan-India composite dialogue, Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said both the countries need to determine their positions and define the way forward. He said his meeting with Indian counterpart on 25th of this month would be important.

Commenting on US Secretary of State John Kerry’s recent visit to India, Aizaz Chaudhry said Pakistan does not support any preferential decisions related to security of South Asia. He said international community must declare Pakistan as regular member of Nuclear Supplier Group (NSG). He said there has not been a single nuclear related incident reported in past forty years in Pakistan because we are a responsible nuclear state. He also demanded from the international community to cooperate with Pakistan in civil nuclear realm.

Replying to a question, he said Pakistan is sincere in fighting war against terrorism and has been exterminating all hideouts of terrorists from its soil. He dispelled impressions as if Pakistan is sending its troops to aid any country in the Middle East.

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May 2021