Khawaja Asif strongly condemned a US air strike that killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Pakistan

Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif
Reiterating Pakistan’s unwavering dedication to peace in Afghanistan, Federal Defence Minister Khawaja Asif strongly condemned a US air strike that killed Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour.

Mansour was focused by an unmanned US plane as he reportedly entered Pakistan’s Balochistan province. US President Barack Obama stated that the Mullah Mansour was a hurdle in peace talks with the Afghanistan authorities and posed a menace to US and Afghan troops.

Pakistan, however, denounced the US strike as violation of Pakistan’s territorial integrity and worldwide legal guidelines. Inside Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali contradicted the US declare that Mullah Akhtar was against peace talks.

“The killing of a Taliban chief on Pakistan soil not solely violates our sovereignty, which we strongly condemn,” Asif stated in an announcement on Twitter. He stated that the US strike has raised doubts in regards to the Afghan peace course of.

“The drone strike additionally raises critical doubts in regards to the motives and strategy being pursued to realize peace,” he stated.

The defence minister urged the stakeholders to synergize efforts if peace was the target. He, nevertheless, Pakistan’s dedication to peace stays unwavering.

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