United States trying to blame Pakistan for failures in Afghanistan: FO spokesperson

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Over the Vegas shooting, he said that Pakistan is deeply saddened by the incident. "Why call it shooting, call it terrorism.This is terrorism in all its forms and manifestations".

Responding to another question, Zakaria said Pakistan believes that India is trying to sabotage its economic activity and particularly the China Pakistan Economic Corridor by fomenting terrorism on its soil.

"Since 2014, we have wiped them [terrorists] out", he said stressing that "our achievements are better than any other country's". However, he added that the unfortunate controversy occurred due to the miscoordination among concerned institutions - Police, Rangers and Civil authority. We want it to be peaceful.

The Foreign Minister reiterated Pakistan's position on the need for an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned political approach to achieving peace and stability in Afghanistan.

On question of threat by Indian Air Chief about targeting Pakistan's nuclear sites, the DG ISPR stated that if India dare to try it, everyone will see Pakistan's response.

Pakistan feels that United States and Pakistan must actively work towards peace in South Asia, he added.

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He was with five-year-old Zobia Kousar who is now battling for her life in the GMC, Jammu . He said that both were killed and that soldiers recovered two weapons from the site.

He said the menace of global terrorism has claimed hundreds of thousands of human lives. Pakistan wishes to build partnership for a secure and prosperous future and to defeat the forces of disarray.

He said the LoC violations by India are not only aimed at diverting the world attention from brutalities in Kashmir but also Pakistan's action against Indian terrorist maneuvers. "Kashmiris have faced all forms and manifestations of state-sponsored terrorism".

Asif has met with National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who described Pakistan as a partner of the US and critical to the long-term stability of the region.

He said the sanctuaries people are talking about are "located in the ungoverned spaces of Afghanistan", adding that in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's policy review on Afghanistan and South Asia, Pakistan, at the highest level, has clearly underlined that the country should not be made a scapegoat for failures in Afghanistan. He insisted Pakistan has wiped out militant hideouts on its soil with little help from the USA, which has restricted military assistance to Pakistan, and it can't be blamed for the violence in Afghanistan. In 2015, Pakistan hosted peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan government that subsequently collapsed.

"So we think there is an opportunity to strengthen that relationship".

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