Abdullah Abdullah lauds India's efforts in rebuilding Afghanistan

Share

India and Afghanistan today teamed up to deny a claim by Pakistan's foreign minister that Islamabad had been offered custody of a wanted terrorist in exchange for the release of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav.

But some diplomats and global law experts have argued that India must be prepared for the likelihood that the ICJ, even while reprimanding Pakistan, desists from declaring Jadhav innocent and demanding his handover to India, as New Delhi has requested.

Ahsan Iqbal also called for a political solution to the situation in Afghanistan, as the US-led military solution has not worked in more than a decade.

"We have evidence to this effect, which was shared with the United States, the United Nations secretary-general and also with the Afghan authorities", he asserted.

Responding to a question regarding Indian Army Chief's statement of surgical strikes in Pakistan, Zakaraia said that the statement of India was not more than a pack of lies.

"A story in the Hindustan Times story a few days back argued that despite pressure from the US, India won't sever its ties with the TTP, JuA and other terrorist groups in Afghanistan, which the RAW uses to carry out terrorist attacks in Pakistan", he reminded. "Scapegoating Pakistan for all the Afghan ills is neither fair nor accurate", he said.

Student dead, another critical after NY school stabbing; suspect in custody
Barnabas Hospital , where McCree was pronounced dead and where Laboy remains in critical but stable condition. In 2014, a fight between two 14-year-old boys ended with one stabbed to death outside a Bronx school.

"It is very easy to say that Pakistan is floating Haqqanis and Hafiz Saeed and Lashkar-e-Taiba".

As per the new rules of Pakistan's foreign policy, "No US delegation would be entertained without mutual agreement and strict protocol will be maintained with US delegations according to their official status", the Pakistan Foreign Office said.

Abdullah is on a two-day visit to India to attend a "India-Afghanistan Trade and Investment Show" organised in collaboration with the USAID. No country, therefore, has a larger stake in seeing peace and stability return to Afghanistan than Pakistan.

Pakistani politician and chairman of Pakistan Tehrek-e-Insaf party Imran Khan said he felt Islamabad has done enough against terrorism and now other countries need to take action.

The President said that India deeply respects the sacrifice made by the Afghan forces to fight forces of terror and ensuring security of Indians and India's Mission and Consulates in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, members of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs criticised Foreign Minister Khawja Asif for his statement that Pakistan must "put its own house in order" in reference to war on terror.

Share