Islamabad: Speaking in the Security Council’s debate on the report of United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday, Acting Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN, Mr. Raza Bashir Tarar termed last month’s attack on Pakistan two border posts which resulted in martyrdom of 25 soldiers a grave incident. He added that the attack constituted a transgression of Pakistan’s territorial integrity and a flagrant violation of the UN Charter, says a press release received here today from New York.
Mr. Tarar cited UN Secretary General’s report, which rightly terms Pakistan’s bilateral relations with Afghanistan “paramount in furthering peace, reconciliation and stability”. He emphasized that Pakistan is committed to peace, reconciliation and stability in Afghanistan.
Pakistan, he said, greatly values UNAMA’s role in coordinating a comprehensive international effort in Afghanistan. Pakistan hoped that the review of UNAMA’s mandate would enable the UN to make more meaningful contributions to peace and development of Afghanistan, he said.
Rejecting speculative statements, he said that such blame game should stop forthwith as it would vitiate the atmosphere and erode mutual trust.
Pakistan, he added, would contribute, as effectively as possible, in an environment free from recrimination and blame-game and would strive to build relations on the basis of mutual respect and trust. Pakistan, he said has never resorted to blame-game, even when militants from across the border attacked our troops and innocent civilians. “Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the problems and the challenges afflicting Afghanistan”, he said.
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