Beijing: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar says Wednesday that Islamabad and Beijing have categorically rejected the US media allegations of access to China to see American helicopter’s remains.
She says, “we don’t know what they want by publishing such kind of fake news.”
Pakistan does not want to be used as a base for militant groups and needs the world’s understanding as it tries to handle its problems, she said.
“Pakistan just seeks the world’s understanding for the current challenges that Pakistan is going through…. we are the ones and our people are the ones that are paying the price who are experiencing the brunt of it,” said Khar.
Khar, who held talks with her Chinese counterpart Yang Jiechi and met Premier Wen Jiabao, said Pakistan did not want militant groups.
“We have made it clear to our neighbors and we make it clear again that Pakistan has no interest for its territory to be used by any non-state actors against any other country,” she said.
Islamabad is struggling to deal with the Pakistani Taliban and their affiliates, which seek to topple Pakistan’s pro-Western government and install a hardline Islamist regime. Their anti-American rhetoric, combined with ineffective and corrupt government in Pakistan, means the militants have some support in the country.
Khar said Pakistan was increasing its counter-terrorism cooperation with China.