FO condemns former Canadian minister’s remarks about Pakistan

FO condemns former Canadian minister’s remarks about Pakistan

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has strongly condemned the ‘unwarranted’ comments by former Canadian minister Chris Alexander, making ‘unfounded and misleading’ assertions about Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process.

In a series of tweets, Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said that such remarks betray a complete lack of understanding of the issue as well as ignorance of facts on ground.

“Now when the world has acknowledged what Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan have consistently maintained about there being no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and the need for an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement, such gratuitous commentary is deplorable,” the FO spokesperson said.

The spokesperson further stated that "The matter has been taken up with the Canadian side. We have urged the Canadian authorities to take steps to address this motivated and malicious smear campaign."

It is pertinent to memtion that former Canadian minister Chris Alexander had levelled baseless allegations against Pakistan and claimed that the country is supporting the Afghan Taliban.