It is now Kabul’s turn to destroy terrorist havens on its soil: Aizaz Ch


Islamabad, Sept 06 (TNS): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry on Wednesday said it is now Afghanistan’s turn to destroy terrorist safe havens on its soil, state run media reported.

In an interview, Chaudhry reiterated that Pakistan has destroyed all terrorist safe havens on its soil.

‘Pakistan is willing to work with Afghanistan,’ he said adding that Pak-Afghan relations should not only be viewed from the US perspective.

The ambassador insisted that terrorists present in Pakistan have roots in Afghanistan, and certain points raised in the new US policy for the region are debatable.

The envoy also stated that Pakistan has borne losses worth billions in the war on terrorism.

He had said earlier that only Afghan-led dialogue can bring peace in the neighbouring country.

Chaudhry’s statement comes a day after Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir rejected the declaration naming terrorist groups in the region by leaders of BRICS countries and said there are no safe havens for terrorists on Pakistani soil.

Earlier, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Defence strongly condemned the hostile and threatening statements made by US President Donald J Trump and the top US commander in Afghanistan Gen John W Nicholson.