Pakistan: FO slams Canadian Minister’s ‘unwarranted’ comments

Pakistan: FO slams Canadian Minister's 'unwarranted' comments

Pakistan on Monday slammed Canadian Minister Chris Alexander’s “unwarranted” remarks on Pakistan’s involvement in the Afghan peace process, calling them “unfounded and misleading.”

The Foreign Office spokesman stated in a series of tweets that such comments show a total lack of knowledge of the problem as well as ignorance of the realities on the ground.

“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.

Alexander has made unfounded accusations against Pakistan, claiming that the nation is aiding the Afghan Taliban.

The Pakistani authorities will communicate their concerns with their Canadian colleagues, according to the FO.

“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,” It added.

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