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Stop blaming Pakistan for every failure: Shah Mahmood Qureshi tells Afghanistan

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi clarified that Pakistan was not responsible for Afghanistan’s internal problems and said Pakistan made out to be a scapegoat by Afghanistan whenever its affairs didn’t appear to be moving in the right direction.

In an interview with Afghanistan’s Tolo News at his office in Islamabad last week, the foreign minister said the interviewer’s question on Taliban presence and freedom of movement in Pakistan was an exaggeration.

Qureshi commented, “Unfortunately when things aren’t moving in the right direction, you’re (Afghanistan) looking for scapegoats and the favourite scapegoat you have is Pakistan. When there’s failure within (Afghanistan) you blame Pakistan for that.

“Pakistan is not responsible for the failure within, for the squabbling going on in Afghanistan, if the Afghan leadership can’t sit and work out a peace deal,” said FM Qureshi.

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