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Pakistan slams ex-Canadian minister’s assertions

“Such remarks betray a complete lack of understanding of the issue as well as ignorance of facts on ground,” says the FO spokesperson
August 02, 2021
File photo.
File photo.

ISLAMABAD: A spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has strongly condemned the unwarranted comments by former Canadian minister Chris Alexander, making unfounded and misleading assertions about Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace process.

“Such remarks betray a complete lack of understanding of the issue as well as ignorance of facts on ground,” the spokesperson said. It was reminded that 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.