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Pakistan remains committed to peace efforts in Afghanistan, says Foreign Office

Updated: Jan 13, 2017 19:07 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], Jan. 13 (ANI): Rejecting allegations of offering safe havens to terrorists in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA), Pakistan' Foreign Office said Friday that Islamabad remains committed fostering to peace in and with Afghanistan.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria reiterated that Pakistan does not allow its territory to be used for attacks against any other country.

He said the world, including the U.S. has acknowledged Pakistan's contribution to the international community's fight against terrorism at various levels.

Zakaria said Pakistan has lost thousands of its citizens and economic losses of over 100 billion dollars due to the menace of terrorism.

"The success of Zarb-e-Azb is manifested in the improved security and economic situation in Pakistan, particularly near Pakistan-Afghanistan border. The results of our military action are there for everyone to see through peace and stability at our borders with Afghanistan," he said.

Zakaria said American Congressmen and Commanders have visited the FATA Areas and publicly acknowledged the success of Pakistan's counter terrorism drive.

He said Afghanistan is infested with many terrorists due to the instability there, which in turn has created space for elements like the Haqqani Network's leadership, TTA, TTP, Daesh, Al-Qaeda, Jamaat-ul-Ahraar, etc.

"It is, therefore, not appropriate to blame others for the adversities due to the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan," he said. (ANI)