ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of International Affairs (MoFA) Monday issued a clarification over International Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s earlier assertion by which he had mentioned it’s the Afghan authorities’s accountability to observe and maintain Daesh militants within the nation in examine.

MoFA Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri mentioned sure sections of the media had “have misquoted and twisted” the overseas minister’s remarks on the necessity for peace and stability in Afghanistan by way of an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned course of.

Chaudhri clarified that the overseas minister had “clearly spoken” concerning the consensus among the many worldwide neighborhood, the regional gamers and the Afghans themselves “towards the menace of terrorism”.

“His remarks can’t be in anyway be misconstrued as advocacy for a selected facet within the Afghan battle,” he added.

“We’ve got repeatedly said that Pakistan has no favourites in Afghanistan. We see all sides within the battle as Afghans who have to determine about their future themselves. We’ll proceed to play a constructive facilitation function within the Afghan peace course of,” he added.

He mentioned that each one energies have to be targeted on discovering an inclusive, broad-based and complete political settlement to the battle raging in Afghanistan.

‘No one desires Daesh to develop’

A number of days in the past, FM Qureshi’s assertion by which he categorically said that it was the Afghanistan authorities’s responsiblity to observe presence of Daesh within the nation and maintain it from rising, was misinterpreted by the media.

Addressing a press convention at Multan’s Raza Corridor on Saturday, Shah Mehmood Qureshi mentioned that the Afghan forces had the capability to fight Daesh in Afghanistan.

“No one desires Daesh to develop. They [the Afghan government] don’t need it, the Taliban don’t need it, Iran does not need it, [Afghanistan’s] neighbours don’t need it and the worldwide neighborhood does not need it,” the overseas minister mentioned.

In response to a question that Moscow says Daesh militants have been arriving in Afghanistan from Iraq, Libya and Syria for terrorism, he mentioned it was the accountability of the Afghan authorities to observe the militants and maintain them from rising in Afghanistan.

“If they’re shifting from Iraq and Syria, whose accountability ought to it’s to examine them? It is the Afghan authorities’s!”

They’re shifting to Afghanistan’s sovereign territory. Who must be maintaining a tally of them? Who must be monitoring them? It’s the Afghan authorities’s accountability,” the overseas minister mentioned.

“I hope they won’t neglect their accountability,” he added. 

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