Pakistan says US allowed Daesh in Afghanistan

Staff Report
Saturday, 23 December 2017
ISLAMABAD: Responding to United States (US) vice president Mike Pence statement, on Friday, accusing Pakistan of harbouring Taliban and terrorist organisations and upon that “putting Pakistan on notice,” foreign office (FO) spokesman Mohammad Faisal on Saturday shunned, “On notice should be those factors responsible for exponential increase in drug production, expansion of ungoverned spaces, industrial scale corruption, breakdown of governance and letting Daesh gain a foothold in Afghanistan;” an official statement flayed.

According to detail, he added, “Pence statement is at variance with the extensive conversations we have had with the US administration” educating “Allies do not put each other on notice.”

Faisal asserted, “The US administration focus should be on creating peace and reconciliation mechanisms” adding “Finally, externalising blame should be put on notice.”

On Friday, Pence delivering remarks to US troops at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan said, “For too long Pakistan has provided safe haven to the Taliban and many terrorist organisations, but those days are over.”

He threatened, “US president Donald Trump has put Pakistan on ‘notice’.”

Pence, concluding his remarks on Pakistan, said, “As the president said, so I say now: Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with the US, and Pakistan has much to lose by continuing to harbour criminals and terrorists.”