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Pakistan-US relationship cannot be defined on basis of Afghan issue: PM

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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said Pakistan-US relationship cannot be defined on the basis of Afghan issue.

In an interaction with foreign media persons in Islamabad on Tuesday evening, he said Pakistan supported peace and stability in Afghanistan more than any other country in the region.

The prime minister said Pakistan had done more than its part in fight against terrorism.

He said Pakistan had successfully countered the terrorism along Pak-Afghan border.

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US President Donald Trump, while unveiling Afghanistan strategy last month, blamed Pakistan for playing a double game “by accepting American aid while giving safe haven to insurgents who kill Afghan and NATO troops.”

Pakistan has categorically rejected Trump’s accusation.

Pakistan has reaffirmed its resolve to stay engaged with the United States to help fight terrorism in neighboring Afghanistan but it reminded America that ‘war on terror’ cannot be won excluding or confronting Islamabad.

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