Former Canada Minister Accuses Pakistan Of Engaging In ”Proxy War” In Afghanistan

Former Canada Minister Accuses Pakistan Of Engaging In ”Proxy War” In Afghanistan

Former Canada Minister Accuses Pakistan Of Engaging In ''Proxy War'' In Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Insurgents are capitalising on closing levels of withdrawal of US-led overseas forces. (File)

Toronto/ Islamabad:

Former Canadian politician and diplomat Chris Alexander has accused Pakistan of being complicit in “proxy conflict and conflict crimes” and fascinating in an “act of aggression” towards neighbouring Afghanistan.

Alexander, who served as Canada’s Minister of Citizenship and Immigration from 2013 to 2015, stated in a tweet on Sunday, “Taliban fighters ready to cross the border from Pakistan to Afghanistananybody nonetheless denying that Pakistan is engaged in an ‘act of aggression” towards Afghanistan is complicit in proxy conflict & conflict crimes.”

Reacting angrily to Alexander’s tweet, Pakistan’s Foreign Office, in an in a single day assertion, strongly objected to the remarks made by the senior Canadian politician, describing his feedback as “deceptive assertions” based mostly on ignorance concerning the information on the bottom.

Pakistan has confronted accusations from the Afghan authorities officers for the alleged backing of the Taliban, however it’s uncommon {that a} overseas determine has pointed to it.

India has additionally repeatedly requested Pakistan to cease supporting cross-border terrorism and never present secure havens to terrorist teams.

Alexander’s tweet comes because the US navy, after almost 20 years in Afghanistan, is within the closing levels of withdrawing troops from the war-torn nation, bringing an finish to America’s longest conflict.

The Pentagon has stated about 95 per cent of US troops have left Afghanistan and the Taliban has quickly expanded their presence to massive swaths of the nation.

In its assertion, Pakistan’s Foreign Office stated, “We strongly condemn the unwarranted feedback by former Canadian minister Chris Alexander, making unfounded & deceptive assertions aboutPakistan’s function in #AfghanPeaceProcess. Such remarks betray a whole lack of information of the problem in addition to ignorance of information on the bottom,” it stated.

The Foreign Office stated Pakistan has taken up the matter with the federal government of Canada.

“The matter has been taken up with the Canadian facet. We have urged the Canadian authorities to take steps to deal with this motivated and malicious smear marketing campaign,” it stated.

The Foreign Office additionally stated that the worldwide neighborhood had begun to understand what Prime Minister Imran Khan had been saying for a very long time.

The assertion identified that Prime Minister Khan has maintained that there isn’t any navy resolution to the battle in Afghanistan and there’s a want for an inclusive, broad-based and complete political settlement.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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