ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Ambassador to Washington, Aizaz Chaudhry on Monday said that peace in Afghanistan is Pakistan’s utmost wish.
Aizaz Chaudhry said that relations of Pakistan and United States are never sustainable but if both countries work together, they can easily sort out all the disputes. He said that Taliban should hold negotiations with Afghan government to overcome the matter.
No one wishes peace in Afghanistan like Pakistan does as we have suffered a lot from this unrest, he added.
Aizaz Chaudhry said that Pakistan has taken so much practical steps and rendered sacrifices in war against terrorism.
On August 22, President Donald Trump warned Pakistan that Washington will no longer tolerate Pakistan offering “safe havens” to extremists.
“We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations,” Trump declared, outlining a new US security strategy in South Asia.
“Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.” Going further, Trump suggested that military and other aid to Washington s nuclear-armed ally is at stake if it does not clamp down on extremism.
“We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting,” he said.
“That will have to change and that will change immediately,” he said. “It is time for Pakistan to dedicate to civilization and order and peace.”