Islamabad (October 14, 2017): Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan is ready to play role for peace in Afghanistan and has offered help for this purpose.
In an interview, the minister said that Pakistan has apprised the United States about playing a role for peace in Afghanistan.
The Foreign Minister said there are no sanctuaries or hideouts of terrorists in Pakistan, and just levelling allegations would not help resolve the problems.He said Pakistani armed forces will take action against the terrorists if credible intelligence is given to us.
It is to be mentioned here that Pak-US relations which had dipped to lowest ebb following Trump scathing criticism of Pakistan and its leadership over what he said providing ‘safe heavens’ to terrorists waging war against US and Afghan forces in Afghanistan, are getting on track.
On Saturday morning US President Donald Trump said he wants to express his gratitude to Pakistan and its leadership for their “cooperation” — something that came as a stark contrast to the scathing comments he had made earlier this year during the unveiling of the American strategy in South Asia.The American commander-in-chief reasoned that the US is “starting to develop a much better relationship with Pakistan and its leaders”.
Back in August, Trump disclosed his long-awaited strategy for South Asia — especially Afghanistan — as he put his own touch to America’s longest war in his first formal presidential address to the nation.