International community not Pakistan responsible for Afghanistan mess

US State Department lauded Ambassador Jilani for efforts to strengthen Pak US ties

WASHINGTON, May 13 (APP): Pakistan’s ambassador to the United States rejected assertions made in an editorial in the New York Times blaming Pakistan for the mess in Afghanistan, saying it was rather the result of collective failure of the international community.

The May 12 editorial about Pakistan’s role in Afghanistan is biased and negates the complex history of this prolonged conflict”, Ambassador Jalil Abbas Jilani said in a rejoinder to the Editorial Page editor. Allegations of duplicity and double game were extremely painful as Pakistan has suffered the most due to war in Afghanistan, he added.

“Pakistan cannot be held responsible for the mess in Afghanistan which
is the result of the collective failure of the international community,” the Ambassador said.