ISLAMABAD -Pakistan has rejected as completely baseless the comments Sartaj Aziz on Tuesday met Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of China in Brunei Darussalam and “ideas” attributed to it by Afghan officials relating to alleged “power-sharing formula” with the Taliban or attempting to “bring fiefdoms to Afghanistan”.
“This is a fabrication as no such notions have been expressed by any Pakistani official,” Foreign Office spokesperson said in a statement issued on Tuesday. He said that as is well known, this is not Pakistan’s policy to encourage any fissiparous tendencies, adding that in fact Pakistan has always supported a peaceful, stable and united Afghanistan.
“We are playing a constructive and positive role to facilitate an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned reconciliation process,” he said, adding that in his telephone conversations with President Karzai since taking office last month, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to support the efforts for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region.
The negative statements from Afghan leadership and officials tend to vitiate the atmosphere and constrain development of close and cooperative ties between the two countries.
“We hope that Afghanistan will reciprocate our constructive efforts, refrain from attributing misleading ideas to us, and work together for sustainable peace and stability that is so vitally important for progress and prosperity of the two countries and the region,” the spokesperson added.