Bringing Taliban on table not sole responsibility of Pakistan: FO

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Office said on Tuesday that Pakistan is making serious efforts for peace in Afghanistan but the country alone is not responsible to bring the Afghan Taliban on the table for dialogue.

In an apparent response to Afghan president’s recent speech, in which he said Afghanistan “no longer expects Pakistan to bring the Taliban to the negotiating table”, FO spokesman Nafees Zakaria clarified that Pakistan condemns terrorism in all forms and does not differentiate between terrorist groups, adding that peace in Afghanistan is in the best interest of Pakistan.

Zakria reminded the world that Pakistan itself is the biggest victim of terrorism as thousands of its citizens and security forces personnel have laid down their lives in the war against terror.

The FO spokesman maintained that a quadrilateral group was formed to streamline the efforts directed towards bringing peace in Afghanistan so Pakistan cannot solely be held responsible for failure on this account.


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