ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has no links with North Korea on nuclear proliferation , Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria said on Thursday.

The FO spokesperson said that such “clearly politically motivated” reports orginated from Asian News International, which is based in New Delhi.

Zakaria said that it would be illogical and irrational for Pakistan to carry out such clandestine operations and risk its repute in international community.

When drawn attention towards the United States asking Pakistan to “do more” against terrorists, he said in addition to such demands, there also had been repeated acknowledgment by US about Pakistan’s counter terrorism efforts.

He mentioned in this regard a statement by US diplomat John Kerry who said that Pakistan had achieved significant success in counter terrorism, and a similar acknowledgment by Senator John McCain after his visit to North Waziristan.

The spokesperson agreed to a report by the director of Peace Research Institute of Oslo that suggested Pakistan and Afghanistan to cooperate with each other as neighbours and remove mistrust to achieve common goals of peace.

Zakaria said Pakistan believed in constant engagement with Afghanistan to ensure peace through an Afghan led and Afghan owned process.