Pak urges In­dia to avoid ter­ror al­le­ga­tions

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

For­eign Of­fice spokesper­son Qazi Khalilul­lah on Thurs­day urged In­dia to do away with the prac­tice of hurl­ing "un­sub­stan­ti­ated ter­ror al­le­ga­tions against Pak­istan."

"Such a prac­tice un­der­mines ef­forts to elim­i­nate ter­ror­ism from the re­gion in a col­lab­o­ra­tive man­ner," the spokesman re­marked. Speak­ing at the weekly FO briefing, he said ter­ror­ism was not an is­sue for only In­dia or Pak­istan but a global prob­lem that needs to be tack­led with joint co­op­er­a­tion.

He ex­pressed hope that In­dia would share find­ings of the Samjhota Ex­press at­tack in­ves­ti­ga­tions with Pak­istan. The spokesman said In­dia and Pak­istan are in touch to fi­nalise the dates for for­eign sec­re­tary level talks. Com­ment­ing on the joint In­dian-French state­ment on ter­ror­ism, is­sued at the end of the visit by French Pres­i­dent Fran­cois Hol­lande to In­dia, the spokesper­son said Pak­istan's sac­ri­fices in the war against ter­ror­ism have been ac­knowl­edged by the world com­mu­nity.

Khalilul­lah said next round of the Quadri­lat­eral Co­or­di­na­tion Com­mit­tee would be held in Is­lam­abad on Feb 6 to dis­cuss the road map for rec­on­cil­i­a­tion in Afghanistan. Re­fus­ing to com­ment on any me­dia re­port re­gard­ing Pak­istan's me­di­a­tion pol­icy in the Middle East cri­sis, Khalilul­lah said that both Saudi Ara­bia and Iran have ap­pre­ci­ated Pak­istan's role as a me­di­a­tor to ease ten­sions be­tween the two coun­tries.

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