Pakistan not responsible for Afghan mess


WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani has responded to the New York Times editorial saying that Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the mess in Afghanistan which is the result of the collective failure of the international community.
In a letter to the newspaper, the ambassador said, “Allegations of duplicity and double game are extremely painful especially when Pakistan has suffered the most due to war in Afghanistan. Hundreds of suicide bombings and tens of thousands of civilian casualties are the direct result of the US-led war in Afghanistan after 9/11. Instead of complaining the heavy cost imposed on us due to sustained external intervention in our neighborhood.”