WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry on Thursday has said Pakistan will not allow anyone to use its soil for terrorism.
Addressing a ceremony at Pakistan Embassy in Washington held in connection with the Defence Day of Pakistan, Aizaz Chaudhry said that Pakistan is committed to eliminate terrorism jointly with the United States and international community.
He said Pakistan launched indiscriminate and effective countrywide operation to curb terrorism.
“Pakistan Army has not only faced hostility from its eastern neighbour, India, but also took adequate action against terrorists,” he stated.
He said that Pakistan has enhanced its diplomatic efforts and reiterated its strong commitment towards establishment of longstanding peace in Afghanistan.
“The efforts come as a backdrop of the announcement of US President Donald Trump’s strategy for the region in August, harshly criticising Pakistan of harbouring terrorists on its soil,” he added.
He said that the US president has backtracked from his promise to rapidly end America’s longest war after clearing the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan.
“Pakistan expressed its displeasure at Trump’s blistering criticism and postponed a visit by US acting Assistant Secretary of State Alice Wells,” he said.
It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan rejected the allegations levelled against the country by US president Donald Trump after a meeting of the National Security Committee on August 24.