Pakistan has expressed disappointment over the assertions made by the US Division of State’s Nation Report on terrorism 2018, regarding its counter terrorism efforts.
In a press release Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Dr Muhammad Faisal mentioned the report utterly overlooks the factual scenario on the bottom and the great contribution made and sacrifices rendered by Pakistan over the past 20 years within the worldwide battle in opposition to terrorism. He mentioned these efforts haven’t solely resulted within the elimination of Al-Qaeda from this area, however have additionally made the world a safer place.
The spokesperson mentioned Pakistan is dedicated to take concrete actions underneath its Nationwide Motion Plan. He identified that Pakistan has taken in depth authorized and administrative measures for implementation of its obligations underneath the us 1267 sanctions regime for the freezing of belongings and denial of funds and financial sources to all designated entities and people. He mentioned Pakistan is constant actions to completely implement the FATF Motion Plan.
As famous within the Report, Pakistan faces the specter of terrorism from various teams together with TTP, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar and Islamic State in Khorasan Province. The spokesperson nonetheless mentioned the report, nonetheless, fails to say that these teams proceed to function and conduct terrorist actions in opposition to Pakistan from throughout the border.
Dr Muhammad Faisal mentioned Pakistan has facilitated U.S. and Taliban direct talks within the context of the Afghan peace and reconciliation course of in good religion. Pakistan’s constructive contribution on this regard has been broadly acknowledged, together with by the US and its management.
He added that any insinuation on the contrary is unwarranted and is inconsistent with the constructive trajectory of the bilateral relations.
The spokesperson additional mentioned Pakistan has all the time pressured that counter-terrorism efforts could be successfully superior by way of constructive engagement. He additionally acknowledged that we hope Pakistan’s dedication, contributions and sacrifices can be absolutely acknowledged and appreciated in the fitting perspective.