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Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani. — File photo by AFP

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani on Wednesday said the role of international forces in Afghanistan had led to terrorism in the war-torn country, DawnNews reported.

Speaking at a conference on Afghanistan in Islamabad, the foreign secretary said terrorism would continue to affect the country even after the withdrawal of Nato forces.

The US plans to end its combat operations in Afghanistan by the end of 2014 and is encouraging the Afghan government to engage the Taliban militants for a peaceful end to the conflict. The Taliban, however, appear reluctant to work with Kabul.

Jilani added that Pakistan's army and intelligence agencies were in close contact with their Afghan counterparts over cooperation on security-related issues.

The foreign secretary said Pakistan had allocated funds for development projects in Afghanistan, adding that 20 million dollars were for assisting the Afghan National Army (ANA).

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HNY2013
Mar 06, 2013 10:50pm
Name the country which was FIRST to recognize the Taliban government in Afghanistan?
RSS
Mar 06, 2013 10:42pm
You silly man. By foreign meddling he was refering to US-NATO and Indian intervention.
Siyalkotia
Mar 06, 2013 05:40pm
No, never ever,
M. Siddique
Mar 06, 2013 12:29pm
What is so significant about this news item and the statement of a beurocrat? There is nothing new in this and the news is of mundane nature.
rk from ny
Mar 06, 2013 05:15pm
of course its never your fault.....dont you guys ever get tired of living in denial all the time ..??????????
Mike ghaous
Mar 06, 2013 08:03am
As far as terrorism in pakistan is concerned it started much early & was rampant when Taliban ruled Afghanistan......
hnhtex99
Mar 06, 2013 08:06am
No other country in the the world is worse country than Pakistan. Who is responsible? The answer is very simple, it is the people of Pakistan who is responsible.
karim
Mar 06, 2013 09:11am
Does that include Pakistan ?
Imran
Mar 06, 2013 09:15am
yes, pakistan shares major portion of that meddling.
SPar
Mar 06, 2013 09:51am
He is right. But Pakistan was and is a big party to the international meddling. The whole world knows about that.
Vikram
Mar 06, 2013 10:35am
For once a top Pakistani government official has officially admitted the "truth" i.e. International meddling (though conveniently not specifically naming Pakistan as he ought to have in the main) -- something that the civilized world has been hollering for decades but hitherto the country (Pakistan) has been in utter denial of. And he seems to hold out the threat of more of such "meddling" by suggesting that there will be more of the same once the NATO-led forces leave! Really, it just seems that Pakistan and Pakistanis never want to grow up...