ISLAMABAD: Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, Foreign Secretary of Pakistan, said that the United States has been told clearly that there will be no compromise on Pakistan’s nuclear program.
Briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Defence and Foreign Affairs, Chaudhry said that the US had been told clearly that Pakistan would not compromise on its nuclear program. He also said that Pakistan’s growing closeness with China and the CPEC project was another reason for friction in the ties with USA.
He also said during his briefing that ups and downs between Pakistan’s terms with the USA were not something new. Aizaz Chaudhry stated that another reason for the tension between Pakistan and USA was the recent closeness of the USA with India.
Chaudhry said that he was of the view that Pakistan’s foreign policy was on the right track. He also disclosed that they had told USA to give time to peace, since Pakistan was sincere in its efforts for a peaceful Afghanistan as it would lead to a more stable Pakistan in return.
“Only Pakistan and China will not gain from the CPEC project,” he said. “The whole region will benefit from it. Kandahar province in Afghanistan will be the first to benefit from the CPEC project,” he said.
The Foreign Secretary also said that the US drone strike had been an attack on Pakistan’s sovereignty. He stated that currently they were investigating the issue of whether Mullah Mansoor’s passport had been burnt or had it survived. He said that the government was checking whether the passport was a fake one.
“According to the passport, Mullah Mansour was returning from Iran,” he said. “We have the record of Taftan.”
Courtesy : TheNews