Rawalpindi: While taking note of the recent statements made by Admiral Mullen, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff United States, Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, termed these as very unfortunate and not based on facts. This is especially disturbing in view of a rather constructive meeting with Admiral Mullen in Spain.
On the specific question of contacts with Haqqani, the COAS said that Admiral Mullen knows full well which all countries are in contact with the Haqqani. Singling out Pakistan is neither fair nor productive.
Categorically denying the accusations of proxy war and ISI support to Haqqani, the COAS wished that, the blame game in public statements should give way to a constructive and meaningful engagement for a stable and peaceful Afghanistan, an objective to which Pakistan is fully committed.
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