Pak territory not to be used by non-state actors: Khar
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Beijing, Aug 24: Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar today said her country has "no interest" in allowing its territory to be used by non-state actors against its neighbours.
"We have made it clear to our neighbours and we make it clear again that Pakistan has no interest for its territory to be used by any non-state actors against any other country, " Khar, who is on her maiden visit to China, said.
Her statement comes after China initially blamed militants trained in Pakistan for recent attacks in its restive Xinjiang province.
"Pakistan just seeks the world's understanding for the current challenges that Pakistan is going through...We are the ones and our people are the ones that are paying the price, who are experiencing the brunt of it," Khar told reporters here after her meetings with Premier
Wen Jiabao and Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi.Khar said Pakistan was increasing its counter-terrorism cooperation with China.
"Terrorism today knows no borders... The statement vis-a-vis Pakistan involvement (issued earlier by local Chinese government blaming Pakistan based terror camps) of any sort was misconstrued," Khar said.
"We respond to that by increasing cooperation. Pakistan is already cooperating. We must make this even more robust," she said responding to questions over China's rare allegation that militants of the separatist East Turkistan Islamic Movement (ETIM), who carried out attacks in Kashghar in Xinjiang province, were trained in Pakistan.
The 34-year-old Khar, who arrived here last night, wound up the visit after her meetings with Wen and Yang.
Her visit surprisingly got little play in the Chinese official media today.
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