War on terror partners should review their policies: Afghan Ambassador

March 31st, 2008 - 7:27 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Mar 31 (ANI): Afghanistan Ambassador to Pakistan, Muhammad Anwar Anwarzai has asked the War on Terror partners to review and improve their policy.
He said in an interview with the Daily Times that if Pakistan and Afghanistan failed to improve their issues bilaterally through sincere and honest talks then others would come and dictate a road map of their choice.
The idea of big brother and little bother should end. This is the wish of Afghans to have good relationships with Pakistan, he added.
He emphasized, Afghanistan policy in the war on terror was transparent and lucid, and it did not allow anyone to use its territory against any other country, particularly neighbours. And we also expect the same from others as military operation was not a solution to the problem.
He added, Foreigners had been exploiting the local hospitality on both sides to fulfil their vested interests. They are using our houses as sanctuaries to advance their political agenda back home; if they wanted to live here, they should live in peace, but it would not work if they tried to push forward their political aims from this territory.
He hoped that the new democratic Government in Pakistan would work closer with his Government for the welfare and betterment of the two countries by cooperating in economy, trade and education and by joining hands to defeat terrorism.
He said, India was not using Afghan soil to create instability in Pakistan. Afghanistan soil would not be used against Pakistan. But Afghanistan as sovereign state was entitled to establish relations with other countries.
Regarding misconceptions about madrasas in the West he said could be corrected through streamline syllabus and funding process. (ANI)

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