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Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad stated Saturday Pakistan can’t be held chargeable for the failure of the ousted Ashraf Ghani-led authorities in Afghanistan.

“Pakistan can’t be held chargeable for the failure of the Ghani authorities, and its causes that have been inside to Afghanistan,”  the spokesperson stated.

The spokesperson stated the Ghani-led authorities had sadly squandered the chance supplied by the Doha Peace Deal.

The response by the spokesperson got here after the European Parliament, in a decision on the scenario in Afghanistan, alleged that Pakistan is “helping the Taliban” in combating the Nationwide Resistance Entrance of Afghanistan (NRF) within the Panjshir Valley “by supplying its particular forces and offering air assist”.

Paying attention to the decision, the spokesperson stated Pakistan was disenchanted on the unwarranted and adverse references to it, as this was not in keeping with the cooperative relations between Pakistan and the EU.

“Pakistan has performed and continues to play a constructive position in facilitating peace and stability in Afghanistan,” the spokesperson stated, highlighting that Islamabad performed a vital position within the Doha peace course of and subsequent intra-Afghan negotiations — which has been broadly acknowledged by the worldwide group.

Ahmad stated after Afghanistan, Pakistan has been the largest sufferer of many years of the battle and over time, Islamabad has contributed immensely to the success of the worldwide group’s battle towards terrorism.

“Of all of the nations of the world, Pakistan has suffered probably the most — with over 80,000 casualties and greater than 150 billion US {dollars} in financial losses,” Ahmad stated.

The spokesperson stated Pakistan continues to host over 4 million Afghan refugees, the world’s largest protracted refugee inhabitants. “A peaceable and secure Afghanistan is due to this fact in the most effective curiosity of Pakistan.”

Pakistan has supplied unparalleled assist and facilitated the worldwide group, together with the EU and its member states in evacuating their diplomats, native employees of the EU Missions in Afghanistan, employees of worldwide organisations, and others from Afghanistan, he added.

“This has additionally been acknowledged by the visiting Overseas Ministers of Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, the UK, and in addition different European international ministers throughout their telephonic conversations with the Overseas Minister of Pakistan,” he stated.

Overseas Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, talking to Geo Information earlier this week, had stated that Pakistan had succeeded in evacuating greater than 13,000 individuals from the war-torn nation.

In the meantime, the spokesperson stated Pakistan continues to increase invaluable assist and help to the worldwide group on this regard.

“We’re offering humanitarian help for the Afghan individuals and in addition facilitating worldwide humanitarian help for Afghanistan,” the spokesperson stated.

Pakistan additionally stays proactively engaged with a spread of companions together with from the EU for constructive trade of views on the evolving scenario in Afghanistan and one of the simplest ways ahead, he famous.

“GSP Plus is a mutually helpful endeavor. Pakistan stays absolutely dedicated to the efficient implementation of the 27 worldwide conventions, implementation of which is the premise for in accordance GSP Plus standing. We’re carefully engaged with the European Fee on this regard,” he stated.

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