Pak would welcome NATO's pull out from Afghanistan: FO

Written by: Abdul Nisar
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Islamabad, July 9 (ANI): Pakistan would welcome the NATO forces' decision to withdraw troops from war tattered Afghanistan, Foreign Office (FO) spokesman Abdul Basit has said.

Interacting with media persons during a regular briefing here, Basit said Pakistan has suffered a lot due to the ongoing 'war on terror' in Afghanistan, and that it was for the US and the allied nations to decide the time for the pull out.

"It is for the US and other coalition troops to decide as to when they will leave Afghanistan," The Daily Times quoted Basit, as saying.

Basit also raised the issue of recent violence in Jammu and Kashmir, and added that Islamabad would continue to lend all support to the people of the region for their struggle.

"We reiterate our solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir and will continue extending full diplomatic and moral support to their legitimate cause and struggle for self-determination," he said. (ANI)

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