ISLAMABAD – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has finally jumped into to firefight for Adviser to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign and Security Affairs after ‘back stabbing’ Army Chief General Raheel Sharif.
According to the ministry’s spokesperson the statement made by Sartaj Aziz during an interview was ‘taken out of context’.”The advisor made the statement in a historical context,” Tasneem Aslam said in a statement.
“As for [the] present, Pakistan has launched operation Zarb-i-Azb and taking action against all groups without any distinction or discrimination,” She added.
According to the ministry the confusion was created in the official stance of Pakistan at a time when Operation Zarb-e-Azb’s commander major General Zafarullah Khan had stated that action is being taken against all militants either local or foreign, and the army chief is meeting top military leaders in the US.
Sartaj Aziz clearly told the Britain’s news outlet that “Why should be attack those militants who keep nothing against Pakistan? When US attacked Afghanistan after September 11, 2001 incident, all those militants groups which US and Pakistan trained and armed jointly were pushed towards Pakistan. Now some of them are threat to our security while others not. Why should we engage all of them? US enemy does not has to be Pakistan’s enemy as well.”