Pak­istan de­cides to ap­prise UN about In­dian in­ter­fer­ence

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

IS­LAM­ABAD: For­eign Of­fice (FO) spokesman Qazi Khalilul­lah on Thurs­day said that Pak­istan's Pak­istan's am­bas­sadors sta­tioned abroad have been in­structed to in­form their host coun­tries re­gard­ing In­dia's in­volve­ment in pro­mot­ing ter­ror­ist ac­tiv­i­ties in Pak­istan.

Dur­ing the for­eign of­fice's weekly brief­ing, the spokesman added that, "Pak­istan's Per­ma­nent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive to UN has also taken the in­ter­na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion into con­fi­dence over re­cent de­vel­op­ments be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan, in­clud­ing can­cel­la­tions of Na­tional Se­cu­rity Ad­viser (NSA) talks."

Speak­ing to media per­son­nel, Khalilul­lah re­it­er­ated that the talks were can­celled due to In­dia's pre-con­di­tions which Pak­istan did not find ac­cept­able. The spokesman fur­ther added that cur­rently there is no pro­posal un­der con­sid­er­a­tion for a meet­ing be­tween Prime Min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif and his In­dian coun­ter­part Naren­dra Modi. Fur­ther­more, the FO spokesman said that Pak­istan has is­sued a travel ad­vi­sory for Pak­ista­nis to avoid trav­el­ing to Mid­dle Eastern and African coun­tries as they are con­fronting an in­ter­nal strife by non-state ac­tors.

"In view of the pre­vail­ing se­cu­rity sit­u­a­tion in some mid­dle eastern and African coun­tries, the min­istry of for­eign af­fairs wishes to ad­vise Pak­ista­nis to avoid non-es­sen­tial travel to such coun­tries," Khalilul­lah said.

Ex­press­ing con­cern over the se­cu­rity of Pak­istani diplo­mats in Afghanistan, the spokesman said that it is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of the Afghan gov­ern­ment to en­sure se­cu­rity of the Pak­istani mis­sion and its per­son­nel.

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