Foreign Office Terms Canadian Minister’s Remarks Against Pakistan “Unfounded & Misleading”

Arhama AltafWeb Editor

02nd Aug, 2021. 09:47 am
Foreign Office Canadian minister’s remarks about Pakistan

The Foreign Office (FO) has on Monday strongly condemned the “unwarranted” remarks by Canadian Minister Chris Alexander who made “unfounded and misleading” statements of Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process.

In a series of tweets, the Foreign Office spokesperson said that such remarks betray a complete lack of understanding of the issue.

“Now when the world has acknowledged what Pakistan and Prime Minister Imran Khan have consistently maintained about there being no military solution to the conflict in Afghanistan and the need for an inclusive, broad-based and comprehensive political settlement, such gratuitous commentary is deplorable,” the spokesperson said.

The statement further added, “The matter has been taken up with the Canadian side. We have urged the Canadian authorities to take steps to address this motivated and malicious smear campaign.”

In his official tweet, Mr Alexander had earlier said: “Taliban fighters waiting to cross the border from Pakistan to Afghanistan… anyone still denying that Pakistan is engaged in an “act of aggression” against Afghanistan is complicit in proxy war & war crimes.”

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