Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States Aizaz Chaudhry has urged Kabul to cooperate with Islamabad and address the issue of terrorism.
The ambassador insisted that the presence of terrorists in Afghanistan was causing problems for Pakistan, Radio Pakistan reported.
Ruling out the presence of terrorist safe havens on Pakistani soil, Aizaz reiterated that Pakistan would like the support of Afghanistan and the US to wipe out the menace of terrorism in a bid to maintain peace in the region.
In a televised speech last August, US President Donald Trump had promised a stepped-up military campaign against Taliban insurgents who have gained ground against the US-backed Afghan government while he also singled out Pakistan for harbouring militants.
Soon the National Assembly passed a resolution condemning Trump’s accusations that Islamabad was prolonging the war in Afghanistan. After Pakistan expressed reservations over the US’s accusations, through backdoor channels, members of the Trump administration told Islamabad that Washington wanted to maintain its relations with Pakistan.