Raza Rabbani commented on the statement by Vice-President Mike Pence that Pakistan has long provided shelter to the Taliban
In Pakistan opened a parliamentary conference with participation of representatives of six countries who discuss problems of combating terrorism and inter-regional relations.
The delegation of Pakistan, China, Russia, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran are headed by the speakers of the houses of Parliament. The conference is held in Islamabad under high security measures.
The President of the Senate, the upper house of the Pakistani Parliament, used the high-level conference to condemn the policy of U.S. President Donald trump, which, in his opinion, is to lay on the blame Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan. Raza Rabbani criticized the administration trump for ignoring the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.
“Two days ago we saw that the Vice-President of the US have the nerve, have the guts to say that he makes the warning to Pakistan. But it should be clearly understood that Pakistan is a sovereign state, which has no habits to heed anyone’s warnings, especially the warnings of the U.S.,” said Rabbani.
He was referring to a statement by Vice-President Mike Pence in front of American soldiers during a visit to Afghanistan on Thursday. Pence said that Pakistan for too long has provided refuge to the Taliban and other terrorist organizations.
“But these days are numbered,’ said Penny. President trump took Pakistan to the note. Pakistan gets quite a lot from the partnership with the United States, and has a lot to lose if they continue to Harbor criminals and terrorists.”
The government of Pakistan hastened to respond to the criticism of the Pens, saying that “the allies do not take each other on a note.”
“Note you need to take the factors that are responsible for the exponential growth of drug production, the expansion of ungoverned territory, disrupting the state control of Afghanistan and consolidation of the “Daishev” (Islamic state) in Afghanistan. Finally, we need to take note of blaming external forces,” – said the foreign Ministry of Pakistan.
The U.S. and Afghanistan say that asylum in Pakistan allow the Taliban and its ally Haqqani network, to support and expand the activities of the militants in Afghanistan.
Pakistan rejects allegations of links with the militants and explains his “unprecedented” success in the national fight against terrorism with determination in the face of the threat of terrorism. Islamabad also serves deepening of relations with China, Russia and other countries of the region, as dokazatelstvo its efforts to promote peace in Afghanistan and the region as a whole.