FO discards Dastagir’s statement over suspension of cooperation with US

Pakistan calls for independent int'l inquiry to assess situation in IoK

ISLAMABAD: Spokesperson of the Foreign Office has said that Pakistan had not suspended any kind of cooperation including intelligence sharing with the United States (US).
At his weekly briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Dr. Muhammad Faisal said that both the countries were in contact regarding bilateral cooperation.
He, however; refrained from going into the details of the contact with the US.
It merits mentioning that Defense Minister Khurram Dastagir in a statement had said that Pakistan suspended every kind of cooperation with the US.
The spokesperson added that Tehreek-e-Taliban and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar were carrying out attacks on Pakistan from Afghanistan’s soil.
He further said that around 43 percent of Afghanistan was in the hands of Daesh and terrorists.
Faisal added that Pakistan was committed for the elimination of terrorism.
Talking about the arrest of Chinese citizens involved in ATM scandal, he said Pakistan and China enjoyed time-tested relations.
He went on saying that a few incidents could not be made basis for implementing ban on Chinese nationals.


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