Pakistan supports Chinese plan to extend CPEC to Afghanistan: Khawaja Asif

 
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ISLAMABAD Jan 17 (TNS): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has emphatically stated that Pakistan will never make compromise on its national interests.

Speaking in the meeting of Senate’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs in Islamabad, he said Pakistan desires balance in its relations with the United States. He said Pakistan made it clear on the civil and military leadership of the US that Pakistan does not require any aid. But the US should not blame Pakistan for its own failures.

Regarding a Fatwa issued against terrorism the Minister made it clear that the state is not bringing jihadi outfits into the national mainstream.

The foreign minister said China has expressed its desire to extend the CPEC to Afghanistan. He said Pakistan also supports the Chinese plan.