Thursday, October 6, 2011

Pact with India, Pakistan warns Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has warned Afghanistan to behave responsibly in the wake of Kabul’s new strategic pact with  Pakistan's arch-enemy India.

Pakistani Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Tehmina Janjua said on Thursday that Pakistan expects Afghanistan to demonstrate maturity. Janjua says Pakistan seeks friendly ties with Afghanistan, rooted in common history, culture and tradition.

She says this is no time for ”point-scoring, playing politics or grandstanding.” Afghanistan and India signed the agreement on Tuesday, the first of its kind for Kabul with any country. It promptly sparked new concern in Pakistan over India’s influence in Afghanistan. 

Pakistan is sandwiched between the two countries, with Afghanistan to its west and India to its east.

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