Pakistan’s enemies gaining foothold in Afghanistan: Janjua


KARACHI: Pakistan has expressed concerns and apprehensions over the United States’ (US) policy to give India a security role in Afghanistan.
This was stated by Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua while delivering a lecture on Pakistan’s foreign policy issues in Karachi.
She said India was involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan directly or through Afghanistan.
An in-service Indian military officer, Kulbhushan Jadhav, had admitted his involvement in terrorist acts in Pakistan, she added.
The Foreign Secretary stated that there were attacks on the Pakistani soil from the Afghan territory adding that an attempt was being made to foster instability in Pakistan.
She said American policy for South Asia and national security was not encouraging for Pakistan.
Tehmina Janjua said that despite recent antagonistic statements by the US leadership, Pakistan believed in engagement with the United States to resolve issues prevailing in the region.
She said the Haqqani network was not working inside Pakistan. However, on the contrary, the enemies of Pakistan were gaining foothold in Afghanistan, she maintained.


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