Pakistan condemns terrorism but won’t fight someone else’s war: FO


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria on Thursday said that Pakistan condemns terrorism in its neighbouring country but cannot fight another country’s war.

“Afghanistan’s war cannot be fought in Pakistan,” the FO spokesman said during his weekly briefing at the Foreign Office. He added that at the moment Pakistan’s foreign policy is facing multiple challenges.

Zakaria addressed other major issues regarding the region’s problems and Pakistan’s foreign relations. He also informed reporters that a conference of envoys will take place under Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi from Sep 5-7.

He went on to say that no high-level contact was established between the US and Pakistan and rejected the recent statements of Commander of US forces and NATO in Afghanistan, General John Nicholson, calling them ‘unnecessary and unacceptable’.

The FO spokesman said that in the occupied Kashmir, Indian forces are carrying out human rights violation. Pakistan is concerned about the Indian forces taking under custody Hurriyat leaders, he added.

He also expressed concern about the victims of Hurricane Harvey which recently hit Texas and Houston in the US. He said that he is proud of the Pakistani community which is actively participating in relief activities.

In an interview to an Afghan media outlet, General Nicholson had said that US knows that the Afghan Taliban leadership resides in Quetta and Peshawar.

He said that following US President Donald Trump’s announcement earlier this week on his new war strategy, he, Nicholson, as a commander, has a new policy — “one based on conditions and not time”.


  1. “Pakistan condemns terrorism in its neighbouring country but cannot fight another country’s war.” Fine then let India, US and the rest come and clean your dirty laundry that have been given the safe-haven for this long! Don’t threaten them with your nukes!

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