• “Pakistan's sustained commitment to counter all terrorist groups is critical to regional stability," Wells tweeted.
  • PM said anyone wanting to go and fight in IoK will do a great injustice to Kashmiris.
  • “This will give India the pretext to blame Pakistan for cross-border terrorism," he said.

The US agreed with Prime Minister Imran Khan's statement that anyone wanting to go and fight in India-occupied Kashmir (IoK) would be an enemy of Pakistan as well as enemy of Kashmiris, and has said that Pakistan's sustained commitment to counter all terrorist groups is ‘critical to regional stability'.

US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs, Alice Wells took the the official Twitter handle and lauded the premier's remarks that militants from Pakistan who would carry out violence in Kashmir are enemies of both Kashmiris and Pakistan.

“We agree. Pakistan's sustained commitment to counter all terrorist groups is critical to regional stability," she wrote.

On Wednesday, addressing a press conference after inaugurating 24/7 operations at the Torkham border town, the premier said that anyone wanting to go and fight in IoK would do a great injustice to the Kashmiris by undermining their legitimate cause.

He further said anyone going from here will give India the pretext to blame Pakistan for cross-border terrorism and infiltrating terrorists. “Such an act would be an act of animosity towards the Kashmiris," he added.

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