LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Sunday said Pakistan believed in non-interference in internal affairs of other countries and wanted the others to follow suit.
“Pakistan and Afghanistan have an agreement not to allow their respective soils for terrorist activities,” he said while talking to newsmen in London before returning home after attending World Economic Forum in Swiss city of Davos.
He said Pakistan was fully abiding by the understanding. However, some elements were active in Afghanistan, who carried out terrorist attacks in Pakistan.
The prime minister said Pakistan had always supported Afghan-owned and Afghan-led peace process in Afghanistan, as a peaceful and stable Afghanistan was in the best interest of not only Pakistan, but also the entire region.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said a committee comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, and the United States was working for peace in Afghanistan.
To a query, the prime minister said Pakistan and India should not interfere in each other’s affairs.
He said Pakistan was also working on the information provided by India in the backdrop of Pathankot incident, and the findings would be made public.
The prime minister said a Pakistani investigation team would also visit India to collect further information in this regard.
Regarding National Action Plan, he said the government was fully determined to implement the plan, and assured that all steps would be taken to root out the menace of terrorism.
Nawaz Sharif said Army and all other institutions were on the same page in fight against terrorism. He said every decision was taken in consultation with one another.
To a question about Pakistan’s reconciliatory efforts to mitigate tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the prime minister said we want to resolve differences between both the brotherly countries peacefully. He said he was playing a mediatory role on his own to bring Iran and Saudi Arabia closer.