Pak not worried by India's presence in Afghanistan: Qureshi

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Islamabad, Sep.12 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Islamabad is actually not worried about India's involvement in Afghanistan, but such involvement should not go against Pakistan's interests.

Qureshi said India's role in Afghanistan should not be exaggerated, but added that New Delhi should also notice that its increased Afghan involvement does not prove counter productive for Pakistan.

"We shouldn't exaggerate India's role inside Afghanistan. Of course, we have to see that the Indian presence inside Afghanistan is not counter-productive to Pakistan's interests," The News quoted Qureshi, as saying.

He stressed that India should understand that Pakistan is the immediate neighbour of Afghanistan and that under no circumstances can replace it from that position.

"We say to India, we understand your interest, but don't forget that it's Pakistan that is Afghanistan's immediate neighbour and in no manner can India replace us," Qureshi said.

It is worth mentioning here that Pakistan has been alleging that India is using Afghanistan as its base for triggering chaos in Pakistan's territory bordering Afghanistan.

While New Delhi has vehemently denied such allegations, Islamabad maintains that India is using its Afghan consulates for fanning the Baloch insurgency. (ANI)

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