Observer Report Islamabad
Nationwide Safety Adviser Dr Moeed Yusuf has mentioned the US has assured Pakistan that the nation won’t be made a scapegoat as Washington ends its two-decade lengthy presence in Afghanistan.
NATO troops started their retreat on Might 1. According to US President Joe Biden’s announcement, all American troops will depart Afghanistan by mid-September this yr, coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the terrorist assaults on Sept. 11, 2001, on New York Metropolis and Washington, D.C.
The nationwide safety adviser additional mentioned that any try and shift the blame on Pakistan for ‘face-saving’ by Washington could be unacceptable.
“The USA has assured us that Pakistan won’t be made a scapegoat amidst the withdrawal from Afghanistan, however solely time will inform whether or not [it remains as such] as historical past suggests in any other case,” Yusuf mentioned whereas chatting with a personal information channel.
He cautioned that it was too early to foretell whether or not the US would stay dedicated to its phrases”.
The nationwide safety adviser additionally reiterated that Islamabad wishes peace in Afghanistan and needs to take care of bilateral ties with Washington.