Pakistan Not to Blame for Afghan Troubles, Official Says on U.S. Visit

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WASHINGTON — Pakistan should not be blamed for carrying out a “duplicitous policy” or for the problems of Afghanistan, a senior Pakistan official said on Monday at the start of talks in the United States.
U.S. lawmakers have expressed concern about a possible sale of F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan because of its impact on relations with India and Pakistan’s policies in Afghanistan, but national security adviser Sartaj Aziz said the sale would help stability in the region.