Pakistan not ready to become US proxy state, says Khawaja Asif

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  • Foreign minister says situation on LoC, WB has been rapidly deteriorating since 2017

  • Says govt will make efforts for detained Pakistanis in Saudi Arab, Spain

  • Says govt to appoint new community welfare officers to address overseas Pakistanis’ issues

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Foreign Affairs Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Friday informed the National Assembly (NA) that the United States (US) is bent upon making Pakistan its proxy state, adding that Pakistan will never become a proxy of the US.

He further said that Pakistan believes in a functioning relationship with the US based on mutual respect and trust, which is in the interest of the region.

He was addressing the NA session which was summoned by President Mamnoon Hussain.

He said that Pakistan fought ‘made in America jihad’ after 9/11, adding that the whole world knows who is behind the ISIS.

He alleged that the leaders signed an agreement and sold the country for their own interests. He said that the ‘superpower’ is in Afghanistan and its 43 percent of the area is occupied by Taliban.

Khawaja Asif asserted that Pakistan will only protect its own interest from now.

He revealed that we didn’t participate in Yemen war due to internal security threats to Pakistan. We don’t want to become part of any anarchy, he said.

Replying to a question in NA, the minister said that the government will increase the number of community welfare officers in those foreign countries, where overseas Pakistanis were living in a large number to resolve their issues timely there.

With the increase of these community welfare officers, the issues of overseas Pakistanis could be addressed in a better way, he added.

He said that the government will make efforts for detained Pakistanis in Saudi Arab and Spain, continuing that the total number of Pakistanis imprisoned in the jails of Spain was 177 at present with the most common charges were drug trafficking, financial fraud, robbery or theft.

In a written reply, Muhammad Asif said that after a negative tweet of the US President, Pakistani leadership decided that Pakistan’s response would be measured. He said that National Security Committee (NSC) in its meetings afterwards took stock of the entire situation.

Khawaja Asif said, during the recent high-level engagements with the visiting US delegations, they were told that the unwarranted allegations by the US president belie the cooperative history of the relationship, which served mutual interests in the region.

The minister said despite the accusations, Pakistan remains committed to the stability of the region and supports all efforts towards an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process.

He said people of Pakistan are prepared to defend their honour, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the homeland.

LOC, WORKING BOUNDRY DETERIORATING:

In a written reply to another question, Asif said that the situation on the Line of Control and Working Boundary is rapidly deteriorating since 2017.

He said heavy weapons, including mortars, are frequently being used by the Indian Forces, on the civilian population on the Pakistani side of the LoC and the Working Boundary.

He said that since the beginning of this year, the Indian occupation forces carried out more than four hundred ceasefire violations along the LoC and the Working Boundary, resulting in the martyrdom of eighteen innocent Pakistani civilians.

He said this escalation at the LoC and Working Boundary is an attempt to divert the attention of the international community from Indian atrocities in IOK.

Asif said that Pakistan maintains that the role of the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) is crucial to ensure peace and tranquillity at the LoC. He said Pakistan has always extended full cooperation to the UNMOGIP.

COMMUNITY OFFICERS FOR OVERSEAS PAKISTANIS: 

Asif said that the government will increase the number of community welfare officers in those foreign countries, where overseas Pakistanis were living in a large number to resolve their issues timely there.

Replying to a question in the NA, the minister said that with the increase of these community welfare officers, the issues of overseas Pakistanis could be addressed in a better way.

He said that the government will make efforts for detained Pakistanis in Saudi Arab and Spain.

He said that the total number of Pakistanis imprisoned in the jails of Spain was 177 at present with the most common charges were drug trafficking, financial fraud, robbery or theft.

He said that an officer and official of this Mission and Community Welfare Attach in Consulate General of Pakistan, Barcelona was specially deputed to give consular access to the Pakistani prisoners detained in different jails in Spain.

He said that as soon as missions come to know from local authorities about any Pakistani prisoner, the team visits the jail and provides consular access. The mission tries to ensure maximum facilitation to these Pakistanis, he added.

 

8 COMMENTS

  1. Pakistan is missing an opportunity to get closer to the free USA and will continue to hold itself backward in the world of nations…Foolishly thinking a closer relationship to Russia and China will help them?…they are becoming a pariah state like North Korea who can only talk to Russia and China? is that what Pakistan wants for it’s future?…your children will suffer from this bad decision…

    • Why are you Hindus so concerned about Pakistan? You are all Modi lovers who is a Hindu fanatic.

      • Let them try the true love from USA.
        The white people have destroyed them before and will do it again. looking forward.

  2. I agree sir. Pakistan can be a proxy and client state for only one country and currently it is China. So, when pakistan is a proxy country for China, how can it become a proxy country for the US also.

  3. The truth is that America’s treating our india as a beloved dolly is for its own interests and will end soon.

  4. Pakistan has tasted the great love from usa.
    Now India can try the true love from Them .
    Even Europeans are not interested in usa anymore.
    The Indians have always been slaves of the white people. They want to share India in several parts. Congratulations

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