ISLAMABAD: Pakistan said on Wednesday it was ready to help the US in Afghanistan but would not act as the proxy for any country and urged Washington to get input from politicians and experts rather than the generals, who had already failed in the war-torn country.
In a policy statement in the Senate, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the US has provided Islamabad a list of 75 wanted persons, which did not include a single Pakistani citizen, while Pakistan has given a list of 100 criminals to the US and Afghanistan.
On Tuesday Senate Chairman Raza Rabbani summoned the foreign minister to take upper house of Parliament into confidence over US Secretary of State Rex Tillersons visit to Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. Rabbani was irked by Tillersons remarks in Kabul on Monday in which he asked Pakistan to act on US demands.
Asif told the house there was no Pakistani national in the list of 75 wanted persons provided by the US. No Pakistani national, including Hafiz Saeed, is in this list, he said, adding that the Haqani network is on the top and some were shadow governors of Taliban. Many on the list are not alive, he said.
He added Pakistan had also handed a list of 100 people wanted by Islamabad to the US and Afghanistan and it had been conveyed to the President Donald Trumps administration that any Indian role in Afghanistan would not be acceptable to Pakistan.
Speaking about the talks with Tillerson on Tuesday, the foreign minister said that the US had been n...