Islamabad: Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar has reportedly complained that the Pakistani point of view expressed by her during the over three-hour-long meeting with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, was ignored in the United States, putting Pakistan on the back foot.
Khar complained at the All Parties Conference that only America’s point of view was disseminated among the media, while Pakistani point of view was not told to anyone, The News reports.
Khar told the participants of the APC that 40 foreign ministers of the world supported the American point of view, which also pushed Pakistan on the back foot, the paper quoted sources in the APC, as saying.
“[Pakistan Army Chief] General Ashfaq Pervaiz Kayani, on this issue, said that every country has its own point of view over every issue, therefore this was not the time to take such things as a setback to the country,” the sources said.
Many participants of the meeting were of the view that Pakistan’s policy on the US-led war on terror should be revisited, they added.
“If negotiations can be done in Afghanistan, then why not in Pakistan,” the sources quoted a few politicians, as saying.
Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General Ahmed Shuja Pasha briefed the participants of the APC over the formation and operation of the Haqqani Network, the paper said, attributing to sources.
It is expected that Pakistan will start negotiation with its people in the tribal areas, as the resolution has been adopted unanimously and the military leadership has also agreed to it, the sources said.