US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice G Wells has lauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s remarks that anyone from Pakistan who would carry out violence in Kashmir are enemies of both Kashmiris and Pakistan.
In a tweet, she said the United States is acknowledging Pakistan’s sustained commitment to counter all terrorist groups and is critical to regional stability.
Applaud PM @ImranKhanPTI’s unambiguous & important statement that militants from Pakistan who would carry out violence in Kashmir are enemies of both Kashmiris & Pakistan.We agree. Pakistan’s sustained commitment to counter all terrorist groups is critical to reg. stability. AGW
— State_SCA (@State_SCA) September 19, 2019
PM Imran during the opening of the Torkham border town had said, “Such a person would be an enemy of Pakistan and Kashmir,” adding that India would exploit it and blame the country for sponsoring terrorism in occupied Kashmir.
Wells statement comes ahead of PM Imran’s visit to US, where he is expected to meet President Donald Trump.