Published On: Tue, Mar 25th, 2014
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Pakistan condemns attack on Kabul Serena Hotel: FO

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has condemned the terrorist attack on the Serena Hotel in Kabul, which claimed many innocent lives.

A Pakistani national has also sustained serious injuries and remains under treatment.

Foreign Office Spokesperson in a statement on Monday said it is highly disturbing that attempts are being made to implicate Pakistan in this terrorist incident. She said we reject the insinuation. The tendency to immediately blame Pakistan is unhelpful and should be discarded.

She said we are also surprised to see the Afghan Interior Ministry expressing concern over the recently-initiated dialogue process with TTP, even though the Afghan leadership, at the highest level, has been expressing its support for this initiative.

As for the Afghan elections, Pakistan has repeatedly underlined its support for efforts to ensure a free and fair electoral process.

The statement said Pakistan remains committed to building a positive and mutually beneficial relationship with Afghanistan. This, however, requires a conducive environment for constructive engagement.