FO condemns unproven insinuations by Afghan NSA

 FO condemns unproven insinuations by Afghan NSA

Ministry of foreign Affairs

Islamabad, 19 June: The Foreign Office (FO) has strongly condemned the unproven allegations of Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA) Hamdullah Mohib for Pakistan’s involvement in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.

The FO spokesperson said in a statement, “We strongly condemn the baseless insinuations by the Afghan National Security Advisor (NSA), Hamdullah Mohib, alleging Pakistan’s involvement in the internal affairs of Afghanistan.”

Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said, “Pakistan’s role in the Afghan Peace Process has been widely acknowledged by the international community.”

“The repeated impertinent and unwarranted remarks by the Afghan NSA are deeply concerning as they are tantamount to a calculated attempt by his office to disregard and nullify the progress in the peace process so far.”

He further added, “We would also like to remind the Afghan NSA, of mutual understanding reached in Afghanistan-Pakistan Action Plan for Peace and Solidarity (APAPPS), obligating both sides to avoid public blame-game and use official channels to discuss complete gamut of bilateral relations. Statements that erode mutual trust should be avoided.”

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Earlier, Speaking to journalists, Foreign Office(FO) spokesman Zahid Hafeez Chaudhry said that instead of resorting to baseless and usual anti-Pakistan rhetoric, India must thoroughly investigate the matter in a credible and transparent manner.

Pakistan once again expressed its concerns against several incidents in India pointing towards the illegal sale of weapons-grade uranium, poor regulation, and the possibility of a black market for nuclear materials.

Chaudhry expressed surprise that the Indian External Ministry spokesman had said that this was an attempt by Pakistan to malign India.

“The incident took place in India and was reported by its own media. The charges were also framed by the Indian Police. I, therefore, wonder as to what made the Indian Ministry of External Affairs’ spokesperson believe that it depicted Pakistan’s desperation to malign India,” questioned the spokesman.

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