Pak not responsible for US defeat in Afghanistan: FM

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    Islamabad, Oct 27 : Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said that the United States has failed in Afghanistan after deploying its forces for over 16 years and a political solution was urgently needed.

    He was briefing the National Assembly’s Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Thursday, The Nation reported on Friday.
    “Pakistan wants to have ties with the US, based on self-respect and dignity; the country would not compromise on its sovereignty and dignity,” the Foreign Minister underlined.
    He said Pakistan had clearly told the US that it would not be a scapegoat in Afghan war, adding that Washington was clearly apprised that Pakistan was not responsible for its defeat.
    About his recent tours of four countries concerning the revised US policy towards the region, Asif said that the all four friendly countries backed Pakistan’s stance towards the US.