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Projecting Pak as terrorism hub devoid of ground reality: Envoy

ANI  |  Washington [U.S.] 

Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhary, has rejected the prevailing global view that his country is a major hub for terrorists.

Addressing the Affairs Council earlier this week, Ambassador Chaudhary said this perception held by many, especially in the United States, is out of date.

"Now, there is a national consensus against these extremists in Pakistan, but this consensus does not reflect in the US narrative," he added.

Reflecting on his nation's ties with India, the envoy admitted that there is a need for better diplomatic relations with New Delhi, but added that the onus was on the latter to restart the dialogue it had stopped.

He also said that remains consistent in its stand on providing support to the Kashmiris' right for self-determination.

On Afghanistan, he said does not accept Kabul's view that is promoting terrorism, militancy and insurgency in Afghanistan; but rather is working towards ensuring peace in the neighboring nation.

Ambassador Chaudhary also discussed the China-Economic Corridor (CPEC) and its prospects for and other nations.

Chaudhary said the large Pakistani diaspora in the United States is an indicator of the positive ties both nations promote and enjoy.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 12:42 IST
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