Pakistan Tells US That Hafiz Saeed and The Haqqani Network Were “US Darlings”

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Pakistan International Minister Khawaja Asif, who’s attending the 72nd session of the UN Basic Meeting, added: “Don’t blame us for Haqqanis or don’t blame us for the Hafiz Saeeds. These have been the individuals who have been your darlings simply 20 to 30 years again. They have been being dined and wined within the White Home and now you say go to hell Pakistanis since you are nurturing these folks.”

NEW YORK – Pakistan has advised the US that it might probably’t be blamed for terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, who masterminded the Mumbai terror assault, saying Washington thought-about such males as “darlings” till a couple of years in the past.

Mincing no phrases on the Asia Society discussion board right here on Tuesday night, Pakistan International Minister Khawaja Asif mentioned it was very straightforward to say that Islamabad was floating the Haqqani community in addition to Hafiz Saeed and his former Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

“They’re liabilities. I settle for, they’re liabilities however give us time to do away with these liabilities as a result of we don’t have belongings to match these liabilities and you’re growing them additional,” the Related Press of Pakistan quoted Asif as saying

Asif, who’s attending the 72nd session of the UN Basic Meeting, added: “Don’t blame us for Haqqanis or don’t blame us for the Hafiz Saeeds. These have been the individuals who have been your darlings simply 20 to 30 years again. They have been being dined and wined within the White Home and now you say go to hell Pakistanis since you are nurturing these folks.”

Hafiz Saeed is accused by India of masterminding the Mumbai carnage of November 2008 that left 166 Indians and foreigners lifeless. New Delhi has been repeatedly asking Islamabad to prosecute him for his crimes.

Asif mentioned Pakistan was able to work with the US for efficient administration of the Afghan border to cease terrorist infiltration and to facilitate a peace settlement in Afghanistan.

He underlined that there was no army resolution to the dragging battle in Afghanistan. “Scapegoating Pakistan for all of the Afghan ills is neither truthful nor correct… It will solely assist forces that we are attempting to battle collectively.”

Pakistan, he mentioned, had accomplished all it may to facilitate a political settlement in Afghanistan, ensuring that Pakistani soil was not used towards any nation.

“We’re conscious of the sturdy need within the US to convey the ‘lengthy conflict’ in Afghanistan to an finish. We help this goal wholeheartedly and are able to assist in any method we may to realize peace and stability in Afghanistan.”

He made it clear that there have been clear limits to what Pakistan may do vis-a-vis Afghanistan.

“We can not take duty for Afghanistan’s peace and safety and be requested to realize what the mixed energy of a few of the strongest and richest nations couldn’t accomplish,” he advised the viewers.

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