Pakistan needs trust from US, not aid: Asif Ghafoor

F.P. Report

ISLAMABAD: The Director General of Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), Major General Asif Ghafoor, has said that Pakistan and US have remained cordial relations and Pakistan needs trust from the US and not aid.

The DG ISPR, Major General Asif Ghafoor in an interview to a private TV channel here on Friday said, “We need nothing from the US, but acknowledgements for our contributions, our sacrifices and our efforts for peace in the region.”

He said Pakistan did not fight the war on terror for money and the country only needs acknowledgement of its sacrifices and contributions.

Referring to the start of the war, he said, “We all know how the war on terror started and how it was imposed upon us and we have fought it as our war in the interest of our country.”

“We did whatever we had to in the interest of Pakistan and what we do in the future will also be in our interests,” added the Army spokesman.

He said that Afghanistan’s war will not be fought again on Pakistani soil and there have been plenty of discussions regarding measures which need to be taken on the Pak-Afghan border and coordination.

He further said that the US can give India any status it so chooses, but any role which gives India permission to work against Pakistan’s national interest will not be acceptable to the country.

The DG ISPR said that Pakistan defeated terrorists on its soil. He said Afghanistan has its own culture, adding when foreign forces arrive there, they face some difficulties. He said we are not playing blame game with each other. He said that fighting in Afghanistan was not so easy.

Major General Asif Ghafoor said if the US forces support Pakistan, the terrorism would be eliminated. He said we have cleared our areas from terrorists and the Afghanistan forces are responsible for terrorists there and they should chase them there.