Pakistan is not for sale as it merely seeks trust-based relationship with US: ISPR
Minutes after Pakistan's Foreign Office stated that allies do not put each other on notice, pertaining to Pence's comments, the DG of military's media wing clarified that threats against Pakistan could harm the existing coordination and cooperation between the two countries.
In an interview with a private TV, the official maintained that payments to Pakistan by the US were made under the Coalition Support Fund, which in its essence was 'reimbursement' of the amount Pakistan had already spent in the war against terrorism.
He underscored that Pakistan had been cooperating with the US significantly over the years in the war against terrorism claiming that the US would be unable to defeat Al Qaeda without Pakistan's support.
"Allies and partners do not give notices to each other, neither do they indulge in a blame game," he said, taking the same stance as the Foreign Office.
'Allies do not put each other on notice', FO ... 07:38 PM | 22 Dec, 2017
ISLAMABAD - Strongly reacting to US Vice President Mike Pence’s remarks, Pakistan has said that allies do not put ...
Talking about the reasons behind the harsh police of US, he said the issue of gains in the war against terrorism is linked with the local environment.
"Pakistan Army defeated terrorists within the country, keeping in view the local culture and geography, similarly, Afghanistan has its own history, culture, and geography which foreign forces fighting militants must deal with," Ghafoor observed.
He continued that the war in Afghanistan has entered into a final phase and the US, allied and Afghan forces will have to fight the war.
"The US wants Pakistan's role in Afghanistan but we cannot go and fight for them inside Afghanistan. They will have to complete their tasks in Afghanistan on their own", he said as he appeared in Dawn News current affairs show.
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