Pakistan army chief: United States general called, offered assurances


He further added that Pakistan will keep supporting all peace initiatives in Afghanistan despite the country's "tendency to scapegoat Pakistan", and said that peace in Afghanistan is "the only way to move towards enduring peace and stability in the region".

Speaking to a private news channel in an interview on Thursday, military's top spokesman said that "peace has returned to Pakistan and its future is prosperous".

Referring to USA accusations, he said the global terror outfit "Al-Qaeda" had not been defeated by the United States, if the country would have been supporting it.

In his tweet on January 1, Trump had lashed out Pakistan, accusing the country of "lying and deceit" in return for billions of dollars. The intelligence apparatus of India and Afghanistan are also colluding in destabilizing Pakistan and sponsoring terrorist activities in different parts of the country. "Pakistan, with significantly fewer resources, achieved what the security forces in Afghanistan couldn't with all of their resources", he added.

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Pakistan , he said, proposed to Afghanistan a bilateral border control mechanism. On Trump's comprehensive South Asia strategy for regional diplomacy announced in August a year ago, the official said, "It looked at India-Pakistan relations, encouraging better ties between the two countries and reducing tensions between them". CSF reimburses Pakistan for counter-terrorism operation and comes under the defense department and FMF funds purchases of US military hardware, training and services and comes under the State Department authority.

"These sanctuaries really threaten stability in the region and they continue to fuel the overall terrorism problem that we're facing", the official said.

The process had started with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's meeting with US Vice-President Mike Pence on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly.

The United States had earlier never spelt out publicly the specific actions it wanted Pakistan to take, other than the overarching generic demand to deny safe haven to the Haqqani Network and the Taliban. "If a mechanism is finalised then several issues relating to the border will be resolved".