- US State Dept denies leaving behind any equipment or weaponry.
- PM asks about weapons held by 150,000-strong Afghan military.
- Pakistan’s stance based on facts, not conspiracy theories, he says.
ISLAMABAD: Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-Ul-Haq Kakar emphasised Islamabad stands firm on its stance regarding United States’ weapons being used for terrorism in Pakistan, highlighting that it is being sold in the black market not just in the country, but throughout the region as well as the Middle East.
The premier’s remarks came while responding to a question by Geo News during a press conference at the PM House in Islamabad, a day after the US State Department denied leaving any equipment behind by American forces during the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
“We are aware of the reports of multiple attacks on Pakistani security forces and facilities earlier in November and we offer our condolences to the families of the victims, but I want to be very clear about this: There was no equipment left behind by American forces during the withdrawal from Afghanistan,” US State Department’s Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said during a news briefing.
Meanwhile, PM Kakar said that America’s acknowledgement or disavowal of its weapons being used in Pakistan is irrelevant, as there is objective evidence which confirms that these weapons are making their way into the black market and are being used too.
Pakistan’s stance, PM Kakar asserted, is grounded in facts and not conspiracy theories.
The premier, when addressing journalists, spoke about the disappearance of the 150,000-strong Afghan military within a mere two days, raising questions over the unaccounted-for fate of their weapons.
He asked where the small arms and equipment they possessed had gone.
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