Pakistan has rejected Trump administration’s unsubstantiated and unfounded accusations in its first foreign policy that trivializes its efforts and sacrifices in the fight terrorism.
In a statement, reacting to US National Security Strategy 2017, foreign office said that Pakistan has long been at the forefront in the fight against regional and global terrorism. It is because of Pakistan’s cooperation with the international community, acknowledged and appreciated by the US leadership, that the Al- Qaeda core was decimated from the region.
It is said that in a troubled neighbourhood, Pakistan continues to suffer at the hands of state sponsored terrorism, funded and abetted by our neighbours through proxies.
The statement said South Asia’s strategic stability is being undermined by India’s unchecked brutalization of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and incessant ceasefire violations targeting innocent civilians.
It is said the Afghan soil, despite substantial US presence, is being constantly used by elements hostile to Pakistan’s stability.
The foreign office said Pakistan has consistently emphasized that a political settlement, owned and led by Afghans is the only viable option to end the conflict in Afghanistan.