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Stop blame game, cooperate in fight against terrorism: Pak tells Kabul

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani speaks during a news confer

Islamabad/Karachi : Expressing disappointment over Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s remarks against Islamabad at the NATO Summit in Warsaw, Pakistan has urged Kabul to end the blame game and instead cooperate with peace efforts.

The Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement released yesterday said that the country would continue with its efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan and asked Kabul to cooperate in its fight against terrorism.

“It was unfortunate that Afghan leaders continue to make hostile statements against Pakistan and blame Pakistan for all failures in Afghanistan. Since we have a genuine interest in seeing peace in Afghanistan, Pakistan would continue to make every effort to help bring peace in Afghanistan,” the Foreign Office said.

“We expect cooperation of the Afghan government in our fight against terrorism through effective border management and denying sanctuaries to anti-Pakistan terrorists from TTP. The need of the hour is close cooperation between Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than constant blame game by the Afghan government based on inaccurate assumptions,” the statement added.

President Ghani had blamed Pakistan for continuing to make a distinction between good and bad Taliban.

“Our regional initiatives with neighbours are beginning to yield significant cooperative dividends. The exception is with Pakistan – despite clear commitments to a quadrilateral peace process, their dangerous distinction between good and bad terrorists is being maintained in practice,” said President Ghani and called upon the international community for help. (ANI)

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